A bank robbery suspect was found hiding in a shed near a Lakewood housing project with money stashed in his jacket and pants pockets, police said.
Some of the cash – taken in a holdup Monday of the U.S. Bank branch in the 9300 block of Bridgeport Way Southwest – still had a bank wrap on it, police said.
On Tuesday, Devin Rogers, 24, pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery during his arraignment in Pierce County Superior Court. He was ordered jailed in lieu of $200,000 bail.
Prosecutors allege Rogers spoke briefly with a bank teller before handing her a note that read, “This is a robbery give me the money and no one gets hurt no games.”
After the teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash, witnesses said, Rogers ran outside clutching the money and slipped on a jacket as he fled.
Police said he confessed to the bank robbery after officers found him hiding in the firstname.lastname@example.org