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Man removes ankle monitor before stealing over $80K from St. Louis County banks

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – A 39-year-old man stole about $87,000 throughout two robberies at St. Louis County banks in Might, police mentioned.

Prosecutors charged 39-year-old Walter Hopson, of Florissant, Tuesday with theft and stealing from a monetary establishment. He’s being held on a $100.000 bond.

On Might 7, Hopson allegedly threatened a financial institution clerk on the US Financial institution on Larimore Highway to present him cash whereas alluding that he had a gun. Police mentioned Hopson stole approx. $12,000. Seven days later, Hopson order a clerk on the First Financial institution on North Freeway 67 to fill a bag with cash. After the bag was stuffed, the 39-year-old allegedly jumped over the financial institution counter and ordered workers to take him to the vault. Officers mentioned he mentioned he didn’t need to damage anybody.

He then stole $75,000 from the financial institution.

Ideas knowledgeable officers that Hopson left Missouri after the final theft. Hopson allegedly eliminated his ankle monitor earlier than the crimes.

Whereas looking the suspect’s dwelling. police discovered garments and gloves that had been used through the First Financial institution theft.