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Bank robber turns himself in to police

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Bank robber turns himself in to police

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Sep 5, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police have arrested 42-year-old Matthew Romero of Santa Fe, NM, for robbing a bank.

According to the police report, Romero robbed a U.S. Bank in the 2300 block of West Sahara Avenue on Aug. 30.

Police say that Romero walked into the bank and handed a male teller a note. The note demanded money and said that the robber had a knife. The note also said that the robber was sorry and did not want to scare the teller.

After the teller gave Romero the money, the man told the teller to call the police and report the robbery.

Romero then walked outside and called 911 to report that he just robbed a bank.

Police say that Romero told them he had been in Las Vegas two days before the robbery. He also told police that he was depressed about his failed marriage and unemployment.

Romero also claimed to be off his medication. In addition, he told police that he picked a male teller so that he would not scare a female employee.

Romero was booked into Clark County Detention Center with counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and burglary while possessing a deadly weapon.



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