POSTED: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:58am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am
McAllen police have a suspected bank robber in custody and he is accused of robbing the IBC Bank on Nolana Avenue on Monday afternoon.
The 23 year-old was caught only hours after allegedly robbing the IBC Bank thanks to the surveillance video provided by the bank. According to police, Juan Jose Carrillo is the man in the surveillance video who went into the IBC Bank on Nolana Avenue and 23rd street around 4:30 on Monday afternoon. He walked up to the teller and handed her a not the read, "Give me the money in the box or I'll shoot you."
The video goes on to show the suspect grabbing an unspecified amount of money, walking out of the bank, getting into his truck and driving off. Police officers were alerted on the robbery and the type of car Carrillo was driving. Officers later spotted the car around 10:30 pm on Tuesday night and conducted a traffic stop.
Carrillo was arrested and then confessed to police during questioning and provided information on where the remaining amount of cash was hidden. Police recovered about $4,000 dollars, electronic items and purchase receipts Carrillo had with the stolen money.
Carrillo faced a judge on Tuesday afternoon and was charged with robbery, a second degree felony, and possession of cocaine, also a second degree felony and his bond was set at $280,000 dollars. Police say Carrillo acted alone in the robbery and for McAllen police this is the first bank robbery of the year.