PD: Man removed ankle monitor, stole $80K

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A 39-year-old antheral stole astir $87,000 during 2 robberies astatine St. Louis County banks successful May, constabulary said.

Prosecutors charged 39-year-old Walter Hopson, of Florissant, Tuesday with robbery and stealing from a fiscal institution. He is being held connected a $100.000 bond.

On May 7, Hopson allegedly threatened a slope clerk astatine the US Bank connected Larimore Road to springiness him wealth portion alluding that helium had a gun. Police said Hopson stole approx. $12,000. Seven days later, Hopson bid a clerk astatine the First Bank connected North Highway 67 to capable a container with money. After the container was filled, the 39-year-old allegedly jumped implicit the slope antagonistic and ordered unit to instrumentality him to the vault. Officials said helium said helium didn’t privation to wounded anyone.

He past stole $75,000 from the bank.

Tips informed officers that Hopson near Missouri aft the past robbery. Hopson allegedly removed his ankle show earlier the crimes.

While searching the suspect’s home. constabulary recovered apparel and gloves that were utilized during the First Bank robbery.

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