A 19-year-old man from Colorado robbed a Wells Fargo Bank last Wednesday, only to be discovered and arrested just hours later after buying a new gaming system at Wal-Mart, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Canon City Daily Record.
Tyler Matthew Schnapp handed a bank teller a folded piece of paper that explained he was robbing the bank, informing the teller to give him money from the cash drawer. She complied, and Schnapp made off with around $1,300.
Unfortunately for Schnapp, his face was captured on the Wells Fargo Bank surveillance tape and authorities were able to identify and nab him during a traffic stop. He confessed to the robbery at the bank and to bringing a BB gun with him. According to the affidavit, Schnapp was feeling "down on his luck" after he lost his job. He only decided to rob the bank that morning.
There's no mention in the report as to which gaming system Schanpp purchased at Wal-Mart on the day of the robbery. With $1,300, he could have purchased an Xbox One ($500), PlayStation 4 ($400), and a Wii U ($300). He now faces allegations of aggravated robbery, felony menacing with a deadly weapon, and criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery. All are felonies.
Earlier this week at a Wal-Mart in North Carolina, two thieves stole thousands of dollars' worth of video games.