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September 7th, 2010
07:58 PM ET

Cops: Bank robber on probation robs another bank

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(CNN) - An alleged bank robber apparently couldn’t quit the habit.

Authorities in Florida said the man tried to rob one bank while on probation for another heist. “He knew the jig was up when we stopped him,” Palm Bay Officer Thomas Krieger told CNN.

William Henry Colleir, 57, of Vero Beach, Florida was charged with one count of robbery, one count of grand theft, and violation of federal probation for robbery, Krieger said.

According to Krieger, Colleir entered a branch of the Riverside National Bank shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday. “He got verbally aggressive with tellers because they said they had no money,” Krieger told CNN, “and they were concerned he would brandish a weapon.”

Officers who responded to the report of the bank robbery stopped a green Saab that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle. Krieger said Colleir was arrested without incident. “One of the first admissions out of his mouth was that ‘I’m on felony probation, you guys can take me’” Krieger said.

Krieger did not know the details surrounding the earlier alleged robbery incident.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. mark

    Gotcha!

    September 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  2. vijay

    After listening to that pastor in florida,i quit being a christian.I am ashamed that in my country a religious man spewing hate.
    He is looking for media attention.Do we know how many memebers in his church (i pray it can be counted in my fingure tips).Do we know anything about his educational,family background. I bet he is using the church for a
    DAILY BREAD

    September 7, 2010 at 11:27 pm |
  3. Annie Kate

    Its like Pringles potato chips – you can't just eat one (rob one). At least they caught him peacefully.

    September 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  4. teresa, oh

    I'm beginning to think that bank robbery is an addiction.

    Is there a support group for recovering bank robbers? Cuz I dont think prison works.

    September 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm |