Robbery - Theft

Colo. bank robbery suspects 'Googled' how to escape, authorities say

A pair of would-be bank robbers who ‘Googled’ how to escape a bank robbery were caught minutes after a bungled heist in which they escaped with a lowly $597, authorities say.

The Coloradoan reports that Kody Davis, 33, and Amanda Davis, 31, both from Texas, allegedly discussed how to rob a bank after losing their money gambling while moving to Colorado.

Amanda Davis – referred to as Menard in the unsealed arrest affidavits -- then “Googled how people got caught after bank robberies on her phone.”  She also searched various bank locations, settling on the Great Western Bank in Fort Collins -- just north of Denver -- as “a good bank to rob,” according to the affidavits.

On March 18, Menard allegedly handed the teller in the bank a note that said “Take money out and put it in the bag” and a leather bag. After Menard left with the money, the teller screamed “The lady just took my money! I’ve been robbed.”

Police chased the couple’s car, allegedly driven by Davis at speeds of up to 120 mph, until Davis drove over spikes just north of the state border.

Davis and Menard were charged with criminal conspiracy, robbery and theft. Davis was also charged with vehicular eluding and reckless driving.

Davis later told Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators that he pays $3,000 a month in child support and he and Menard were "tired of living poor." 

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