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Police: Suspect admits to robbing Fenton bank

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Charges have been issued for Anthony Sheridan, 38, of St. Louis for allegedly robbing a Fenton Bank. (Credit: St. Louis County Police) Charges have been issued for Anthony Sheridan, 38, of St. Louis for allegedly robbing a Fenton Bank. (Credit: St. Louis County Police)
Police are looking for the man who robbed a Reliance Bank branch in Fenton. Credit: St. Louis County PD Police are looking for the man who robbed a Reliance Bank branch in Fenton. Credit: St. Louis County PD
FENTON (KMOV.com) -

Surveillance cameras were rolling when a man robbed a Reliance Bank branch in Fenton on Monday afternoon.

Following an investigation by the St. Louis County Police Department's Bureau of Crimes Against Persons, charges have been issued for Anthony Sheridan, 38, of St. Louis.

Sheridan is being held on a $250,000 cash only bond and has been charged with one count of robbery in the first degree.

Around 2:00 p.m., Sheridan allegedly walked into the bank located in the 1000 block of S. Highway Drive, handed a note to the teller demanding money and implied he had a weapon.

According to St. Louis County Police, the note read, "I have a gun. Give me all the money fast. No dye packs. Hurry now or you won't get hurt."

The teller handed over $1,396 in cash, and the robber then left.

Following local media broadcasts with descriptions of the bank robber, a witness reported to police that a man fitting the description had been a frequent visitor at an area hospital. The witness saw the man about an hour before the robbery at the hospital, police said.

After reviewing surveillance footage from the hospital, police confirmed that it appeared to be the same man who robbed the bank.  

Investigations revealed that, after the robbery, Sheridan had taken a taxi from the Drury Inn, located a few hundred yards from the bank, to an address in St. Louis City.  

Police located Sheridan at a local hotel after finding a surgical mask in a trash can that was similar to the one worn during the robbery.

According to authorities, Sheridan then confessed to robbing the bank to police, and he was arrested.

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