Romance is not lifeless in any case.
Dustin F. Pedersen of Ohio has been charged with aggravated theft for allegedly stealing from an area financial institution on Dec. 16 with the intention to afford an engagement ring, in keeping with the Journal-Information.
The day after the theft, the 36-year-old is claimed to have proposed to his girlfriend. Police consider his want to current her with a hoop motivated the alleged theft.
In court docket on Wednesday, Detective Sean Gill offered data which confirmed that Pedersen bought a hoop price just below $four,500 lower than an hour after the financial institution was robbed.
The Journal-Information reported that Gill instructed these current in court docket that in the course of the crime the financial institution robber walked into the financial institution and paced for a while. Witnesses stated he was sporting glasses, a jacket, white gloves and an orange Titleist hat.
“He handed a observe asking for $20,000 with no dye packs,” Gill stated, including that the suspect advised he had a bomb strapped to his physique.
The teller counted the cash, placing it into stacks, in keeping with the outlet. The robber apparently grew impatient, nonetheless, and ran off with simply the primary stack.
All instructed, he acquired away with a mere $eight,800.
In line with the Journal-Information, Pederson was not a suspect within the crime till Dec. 22 when a second financial institution was robbed.
Gill stated he acquired a tip from a girl claiming she’d seen Pederson sporting the identical hats because the robber in each incidents.
Moreover, a neighbor reported seeing Pederson on their safety cameras leaving his residence in the very same outfit because the robber within the Dec. 16 heist.
In court docket, Gill stated Pedersen vehemently denied robbing the primary financial institution, however admitted there was a putting similarity between him and the suspect.
He claimed he acquired $2,000 from his mom through Western Union.
The outlet reported that in questioning, it was revealed by Gill that Pedersen and his fiancée had been discussing each robberies in telephone calls he constructed from jail.
He additionally revealed that police discovered sun shades, gloves and hats in Pedersen’s automotive. They consider the objects have been worn throughout each robberies.
Pedersen is being held in Middletown Metropolis Jail, the place he is been since Dec. 16, on $250,000 bond.
He is slated for switch to Butler County Jail the place he’ll await grand jury consideration.