Homeless man pleads guilty for four bank robberies - KMOV.com

Homeless man pleads guilty for four bank robberies

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – A homeless man pleaded guilty to four counts of bank robbery on April 27 . 

John Neal, Jr. was arrested by the Granite City Police Department after receiving an anonymous tip.  He later confessed to the bank robberies in a police interview, officials say.

Neal walked into a U.S. Bank in Granite City and handed a teller a note demanding money on December 7.  The teller gave Neal $2,450 before he fled on foot.

The 51-year-old man also robbed Guardian Savings Bank in Granite City on January 5.  He was given $8,750.

On January 14, Neal entered the Granite City Steel Federal Credit Union in Madison and demanded money.  He put his hand in his pocket as if he had a gun.  The teller gave Neal $10,080.

Neal also reportedly stole $4,000 from the Bank of Edwardsville after demanding cash from the teller on January 25.

Only $1,480 of the money stolen was recovered.

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