Missouri man robs bank and uses his birth certificate to write demand note
A Missouri man robbed a bank using a request written on the back of his own birth certificate – while also wearing an ankle monitor linked to a previous offence.
Michael Conley Loyd, 30, has pleaded guilty to robbing a Bank of America branch in Springfield last summer – and said he did it to ‘prove a point’ to his lover, although the It’s unclear what point he was trying to make.
Loyd pleaded Friday to one count of bank robbery in federal court, according to a Justice Department news release.
In July, Loyd stole $754 from the local Bank of America branch after handing a bank teller a note written on the back of his birth certificate that read, “Donate your money now. Do not say anything. I have a partner outside.
After taking the cash and his note from the teller, Loyd left the bank and drove off in a black Dodge Ram pickup truck that belonged to his roommate.
Loyd’s roommate’s boyfriend alerted authorities to Loyd shortly after the heist, and they were able to locate him at the Lazy Acres Mobile Home Park where he was living.
As he drove away from the bank, Loyd saw police cars responding to the robbery, which scared him so much that he threw the money from the truck along with his birth certificate and ID card . He then allegedly texted his housemate to tell her that her truck had been stolen and that she should listen to the police scanner.
Loyd told authorities that he and his lover got into a fight that day and that he robbed the bank to « prove a point, » according to WKRC.
Authorities said Loyd waived his rights to Miranda and confessed to the theft the same day.
Investigators compared a previous reservation photo of Loyd to surveillance photos taken at the bank during the robbery, then confirmed that he had been at the bank by following his ankle monitor.
If Loyd receives the maximum sentence, he will receive 20 years and a $250,000 fine.