CINCINNATI, May 23 (UPI) -- Sharonville, Ohio, police say they have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a man who was a regular customer of the bank he robbed.
Police allege Andrew Taylor ,42, came into his regular branch of PNC Bank at 12075 Lebanon Road just after 6:30 p.m. Friday undisguised, carrying a purple coffee mug and asking to speak to a bank employee, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Saturday.
Taylor allegedly told the employee he needed $5,000, claiming his mug held an explosive device and the detonator was in his pocket, court documents say.
He allegedly then told the bank worker he didn't care if he died and he would "blow this place up" if an alarm was sounded, so the employee and a teller handed over an envelope containing $5,000, the Enquirer said.
After workers at the bank said they recognized the man as someone known to them as "Drew," police obtained a warrant for his arrest.