FBI: Man Gives Teller ID Before Robbing Bank

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 34-year-old man is in custody after authorities say he gave a teller his account number and showed her his picture ID before robbing an Anchorage bank.

The FBI says Jarell Paul Arnold of Anchorage is being held on federal bank robbery charges.

The FBI alleges Arnold walked into an Alaska USA Federal Credit Union branch Friday and inquired about the balance on his account. The teller asked for his name, account number and ID.

Authorities say he complied, and then handed over a receipt with a note on the back that said he had a gun and demanded money.

The FBI says he got away with about $600. Authorities arrested Arnold on Monday. A message left after business hours Wednesday with Arnold's public defender, Michael Dieni, was not immediately returned.

Court records say Arnold was sentenced to 57 months in prison for bank robbery in 2004.

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  • by A1 on Aug 14, 2009 at 07:36 AM
    Good point, Garth. There was absolutely nothing political about the event. These posts are a reflection of just how divided the country is regarding politics. Wow, using anything to get a dig in about GOP or Dems. I think it's pretty sad-no wonder it's so difficult to get anything accomplished for the good of the country and its people.
  • by Garth Location: Wayne's World on Aug 13, 2009 at 09:34 PM
    What does all this have to do with Palin or Obama? Everyone should just laugh at this criminal's idiocy and just be happy.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Aug 13, 2009 at 07:40 PM
    "D", Why does Palin bother you democrats so much, is she really pushing your buttons?
  • by Chris on Aug 13, 2009 at 01:35 PM
    The thing is you don't really know anything political about Sarah Palin, and you don't know much about Obama either due to lack of knowledge, but that is pretty typical for people that voted for Obama
  • by Chris on Aug 13, 2009 at 01:34 PM
    Oh yeah, urbandictionary is a really good source... what WAS I THINKING
  • by D Location: G'ville on Aug 13, 2009 at 12:48 PM
    Chris, you're right. What was I thinking? Go to www.urbandictionary.com, type "stupidity" into the lookup box and click Search.
  • by Chris on Aug 13, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    How does Sarah Palin and stupidity correlate, why don't you remind me D?
  • by D Location: G'ville on Aug 13, 2009 at 11:16 AM
    Here's an example of the type of people who voted Sarah Palin into office.
  • by John Location: Greenville on Aug 13, 2009 at 10:52 AM
    You can't fix stupid.
  • by ME Location: NC on Aug 13, 2009 at 10:46 AM
    He must have wanted to get caught....maybe he needs some sort of medical services. He can get it free in prison!
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