BREAKING: Police searching for 2 hit-and-run drivers who struck Seattle girl
CDC: First Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.

Newly released ex-con accused of robbing same bank, same teller as 3 years ago

BREMERTON, Wash. — One month after getting released from prison, a convicted bank robber was arrested Wednesday for allegedly robbing the same bank — and the same teller — as he did three years ago.

bankrobber1

Surveillance camera photo of the suspect who robbed Key Bank in East Bremerton, Wash. (Photo: Bremerton Police Dept.)

The suspect, Joshua James Driskell, 24,  was arrested at his apartment only three hours after the robbery at the Key Bank in East Bremerton, Bremerton Police Chief Steve Strachan said.

Surveillance cameras caught clear photos of the suspect, as well as his car in which he left, and the car was discovered at an apartment complex in East Bremerton.

Driskell was previously arrested on Sept. 24, 2010, for robbing the same bank.  In that case, he took a cab to the area to commit the robbery and was arrested a short time later.  He was sentenced to 50 months in prison for that conviction on second-degree robbery and was released from prison on Sept. 17, 2013.

“One month after getting out of prison, he robs the same bank — you simply cannot make this stuff up,” Strachan said. “And it gets weirder — we just confirmed that it was the same teller.”

3 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s