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.