Open-and-shut case: Police easily bust bank robber wearing shirt with his name on it

John David Martinez was booked into the Denver jail on investigation of felony robbery involving $20,000 or more.
By Evan Bleier  |  July 25, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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DENVER, July 25 (UPI) -- A Colorado man made it very easy for law enforcement officials to earn their paychecks after allegedly robbing a bank while wearing a shirt with his name on it.

According to police, John David Martinez went to a Wells Fargo branch in Denver wearing a personalized polo shirt bearing his name. The suspect approached a teller and said, "This is a robbery, give me the money."

To make it even easier for police, the suspect also allegedly drove his own Honda to the bank so investigators were able to use the license plate to track down Martinez.

Officers showed his DMV photo to a bank employee. "That's him. He's the one who robbed the bank this morning," the employee said, the Denver Channel reported.

After an investigation that took all of five hours, Martinez was arrested.

While he was in custody, Martinez reportedly said he had "told his wife that he had borrowed the money and did not tell her that he had robbed the bank."

The 68-year-old was booked into jail in Denver on investigation of felony robbery involving $20,000 or more.

Topics: Wells Fargo
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