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Bank Robber Used His Own Debit Card

Before warning the teller, 'Don't make a mistake'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2017 11:14 AM CST

(Newser) – A man entered a San Diego bank on May 13 and demanded money from a teller, saying, "You're being robbed. Don't make a mistake." He's probably kicking himself over his own gaffe, which helped send him to prison for three years and 10 months as part of a plea deal on Tuesday, per Fox 5. Before he'd made his demands, the robber had swiped his debit card at the teller window, which made it easy for police to track him down, reports the San Diego Union Tribune. Alvin Lee Neal, 56, a registered sex offender, later admitted to the robbery and was ordered Tuesday to repay the $565 he was handed by the teller. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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