SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man who pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Hillcrest last year less than 10 minutes after failing to rob another is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.
Thomas Roy Amado, 49, pleaded guilty to felony robbery and felony attempted robbery in connection with his visits to the Chase and Comerica bank branches last Aug. 31.
Amado was sitting on a bus bench the afternoon of Sept. 1 when he was arrested by a passing officer who recognized him as a bank robber described on a wanted poster.
According to the FBI, Amado entered the Chase Bank branch at 3800 Fifth Ave. shortly after 3 p.m. Aug. 31 and demanded cash from a teller who refused to comply, prompting the would-be robber to leave empty-handed.
Less than 10 minutes later, Amado walked into the nearly Comerica Bank at 412 Washington St. and demanded cash from a teller who did comply.
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