Alleged Waterville Bank Robber Made Many Mistakes
The Bangor Savings Bank on Main Street in Waterville was robbed this past Friday morning but an alleged robber who didn’t think things through.David R. Alvarez, 28, of Thomaston,Maine, according to newly released court records, said the robbery demand note was written on a piece of paper torn from a paper bag that Alvarez found in his pickup truck.
The note written on the paper bag and handed to the teller said, ‘Don’t do sh*t or I remove pistal and short 10.000.’ The alleged robber also didn’t bring anything to carry the cash out of the bank, so he told the teller to give him her jacket.
The robber left the bank with the jacket wrapped around $3,715 is cash.
Alvarez was found a few hours later by police. He asked, ‘How did you know it was me?’
Here’s how: He was identified by police prior to the robbery when he backed his pickup truck into a pole that morning at the Texaco Xpress Lube and the officer investigating the accident recognized Alvarez on the bank surveillance tape.
After Alvarez fled the bank on foot, he said that he drove his truck to a friend’s house and threw the teller’s jacket and his gloves in the trash. He then offered a stranger $10 for a ride to U-Haul, police ended up finding him in the back of her SUV.
Police report that they recovered $3,260 of the stolen money with $445 of it missing.
Alvarez is being held at the Kennebec County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail and will appear before a judge today.