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Man robs bank so he can have the $25 to open checking account

By Mason White 4:32 PM January 20, 2016
Steve Leon Coley 

By: Chan Yuan
A man robbed a bank after he did not have the money to open an account.

The man of Port Richey, Florida, was arrested for robbing the bank after handing an employee his identification card.

Pasco Sheriff’s deputies said that 36-year-old Steve Leon Coley Jr., entered the Bank of America at 8338 Embassy Blvd., to open an account about 1:30 p.m.

The suspect provided a Florida driver’s license as identification, but was told he needed $25 to open an account, which he did not have.

Coley left the bank, but returned at 2:45 p.m., and demanded money from the teller. He received an undisclosed amount of cash and left.

Shortly thereafter, a deputy who was responding to the robbery, spotted Coley walking down the street while counting money.

He matched the description of the bank robbery suspect and the amount of money he had on him matched the amount stolen from the bank.

Coley was arrested and he was in booked at the Land O’Lakes Detention Center on a charge of robbery.