Courts & Crime

Dumb crime chronicle: Bank robber gives teller his ID

ANCHORAGE — A man walked into a Midtown bank last week, gave his name and account number to the teller and showed his ID. It was his real name and it was his own account. The ID had his picture.

Then he handed over a piece of paper — a receipt — with a note scribbled on the back.

"I have a gun. Give me all the money in your drawer."

The FBI says the man walked out of the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on Juneau Street with about $600.

It was a less than perfect crime and now the man is in jail, the FBI says. They identified him as Jarell Paul Arnold, 34, and he's being held on a federal bank robbery charge.

According to charges filed in court, the robber walked into the credit union about 1:05 p.m. Friday and inquired about the balance on his account. The teller, Letecia Chroust, asked for his name, account number and photo identification, according to an affidavit filed in court.

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