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St. Paul man pleads guilty to robbing US Bank

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2013


MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 47-year-old St. Paul man pleaded guilty in connection with the December 13, 2012, armed robbery of the US Bank branch located at 711 Cleveland Avenue South in St. Paul. David Judin Greer pleaded guilty to one count of armed bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. Greer, who was indicted on February 5, 2013, entered his plea before United States District Court Judge Patrick J. Schiltz.

In his plea agreement, Greer admitted that on December 13, he stole $3,952 from the bank after showing the victim teller the revolver grip. According to a law enforcement affidavit filed in the case, a man, later identified as Greer, walked into the bank at approximately 2:00 p.m. He approached the teller counter, showed the gun, and demanded twenties, fifties, and one-hundred-dollar bills. The teller took money from the cash drawer and stuffed it into the white plastic bag that Greer provided. After demanding and receiving even more money, he fled the premises.

Immediately following the robbery, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released to the public digital images of the robber. Later that same day, the FBI received a telephone call from an anonymous individual who identified the robber as Greer. Authorities then began surveillance on Greer’s residence.

On December 29, 2012, the FBI received a call from the St. Paul Police Department, indicating officers there had just conducted a welfare check on Greer at the request of a family member. Officials subsequently transported Greer to Regions Hospital, where Greer gave law enforcement consent to search his residence. There, officers located the revolver used in the bank robbery. It was hidden above the duct work in the basement.

For his crime, Greer faces a potential maximum penalty of 25 years in prison on the armed bank robbery count, and a potential maximum penalty of life in prison on the brandishing count, which carries a mandatory minimum penalty of seven years. Judge Schiltz will determine his sentence at a future hearing, yet to be scheduled. This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI and the St. Paul Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw.

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