Hapless Florida Bank Robber’s Note To Teller Written On Back Of Job Application

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A failed Florida bank robber left a Pompano Beach bank empty-handed, but he did leave a frightened clerk with a message that included his name.

Felipe Cruz, 39, was identified after attempting to rob a Chase Bank on April 10.

Cruz allegedly handed over a note to a teller that said, "Give me the 100s 50s 20s now. Do not set the alarm. Hurry!!!"

The teller, who was sitting behind bulletproof glass, did not comply and backed away from the window.

Frustrated, Cruz left the bank and the note behind.

He had written his demands on the back of an online job application form, which contained his username, CRUZFELIPE36, and password, FBI agent Sarah Gioielli wrote in a federal criminal complaint.

"By trying to rob a bank with a demand note written on the back of his employment search form, the robber has given us a clue," FBI agent Michael Leverock told the Sun Sentinel. "He probably should have continued looking for honest work."

Cruz’s fingerprints were also lifted from the note by Broward Sheriff's Office investigators.

Authorities are now actively searching for Cruz.

Sources: UPI, Sun-Sentinel