St. Paul Man Indicted for Robbing U.S. Bank
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 05, 2013|
MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 47-year-old St. Paul man was indicted in connection with the December 13, 2012 armed robbery of the U.S. Bank branch located at 711 Cleveland Avenue South in St. Paul. David Judin Greer was specifically charged with one count of armed bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
The indictment alleges that on December 13, Greer stole $3,952 from the bank after brandishing a .38-caliber revolver. According to a law enforcement affidavit filed in the case, a man, later identified as Greer, walked into the bank at approximately 2:00 p.m. He allegedly approached the teller counter, pulled the gun, and demanded 20-, 50-, and 100-dollar bills. The teller took money from the cash drawer and stuffed it into the white plastic bag that Greer provided. After reportedly demanding and receiving even more money, he fled the premises.
Immediately following the robbery, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released to the public digital images of the robber. Later that same day, the FBI received a telephone call from an anonymous individual who identified the robber as Greer. Authorities then began surveillance on Greer’s residence.
On December 29, 2012, the FBI received a call from the St. Paul Police Department, indicating officers there had just conducted a welfare check on Greer at the request of a family member. Officials subsequently transported Greer to Regions Hospital, where Greer reportedly gave law enforcement consent to search his residence. There, officers located the revolver used in the bank robbery. It was hidden above the duct work in the basement.
If convicted, Greer faces a potential maximum penalty of 25 years in prison for armed robbery and seven years for brandishing of a firearm. All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI and the St. Paul Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw.
An indictment is a determination by a grand jury that there is probable cause to believe that offenses have been committed by a defendant. A defendant, of course, is presumed innocent until he or she pleads guilty or is proven guilty at trial.