Minnesota Man Sentenced for Robbing a U.S. Bank
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 04, 2013|
MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court in St. Paul, a 55-year-old man was sentenced for the January 2, 2012 robbery of a U.S. Bank in Calhoun Square. United States District Court Judge Richard H. Kyle sentenced Thomas Scott Wright, unknown address, to 60 months in prison on one count of bank robbery. Wright was indicted on February 6, 2012, and pleaded guilty on April 27, 2012.
In his plea agreement, Wright admitted stealing approximately $1,700 from the bank. According to police reports, a man, later identified as Wright, walked into the bank, placed a paper bag on the counter, and said, “Please just do it. I have a gun. It’s tough times and the holidays.” After receiving the cash, Wright walked out of the bank. He was arrested on January 3, 2012. The money was not recovered.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David P. Steinkamp.