Ex Mental Patient Robs Same Bank 3 Days in a Row
The last three days for Charles Burnett could be considered a cross between Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Groundhog Day. The 6-foot-1, 275-pound Charles robbed the Sovereign bank in New York, of $2,200. He used his new loot to book himself a fancy suite at the Grand Hyatt near Grand Central.
That was Monday.
On Tuesday, he ventured back to the Sovereign bank, much to amazement of the tellers, and robbed them again, this time leaving with $14,000. He decided that for his third repeat performance the following day, he would hire a personal chauffer. So, on Wednesday Burnett hired a luxury SUV and had the driver take him shopping where he purchased a Yankees batting glove and New York Giants hat.
The driver had up to this point assumed that his client was some sort of rich baseball player, however Burnett then had the driver drop him off at the Sovereign bank, for his third consecutive robbery, where he was promptly tackled by police while trying to steal $10,000.
It was then discovered that Charles had recently been released from a mental hospital, which helps to explain his odd robbery hat trick of the Sovereign. Charles Burnett was arraigned on robbery charges and held on $100,000 bail. At least one thing is for sure, Charles definitely does not lack customer loyalty.