Failed Florida bank robber leaves name with teller during robbery

Felipe Cruz left behind a robbery note he had written on the back of a job application.
By Evan Bleier   |   April 25, 2014 at 11:20 AM   |   Comments

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 25 (UPI) -- A failed Florida thief left a Chase Bank in Pompano Beach without any money, but he did manage to leave behind his name during an alleged robbery attempt on April 10.

FBI agents said that Felipe Cruz entered the bank and gave a note to a female teller.

"Give me the 100s 50s 20s now," the note read. "Do not set the alarm. Hurry!!!"

The teller, who was behind bulletproof glass, didn’t hand over any cash and just backed away from the window.

Cruz left the bank, but the note remained behind. According to FBI agent Sarah Gioielli, the note was written on the back of an online job application form that contained Cruz’s username and password.

Police were also able to lift the 39-year-old’s fingerprints from the note and are now trying to bring him in on attempted bank robbery charges.

"By trying to rob a bank with a demand note written on the back of his employment search form, the robber has given us a clue," FBI agent Michael Leverock told the Sun Sentinel. "He probably should have continued looking for honest work."

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