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Soldotna man attempts unarmed bank robbery

Posted: September 7, 2013 - 2:44pm  |  Updated: September 11, 2013 - 10:17am

David Richardson, 54, of Soldotna, attempted Friday night to rob a Wells Fargo in Soldotna, according to authorities.

Police responded to a 911 call at 5:29 p.m., Soldotna Police Department Sgt. Duane Kant said. Richardson was unarmed and no one was injured, Kant said.

Before the bank teller triggered the facility’s silent alarm, Richardson had walked to the counter and provided his driver license and Wells Fargo debit card, Kant said.

“He also passed the teller a note: ‘This is a robbery. Please put the money in the bag. Don’t worry, I don’t have a gun,’” Kant said. 

After activating the silent alarm, the clerk slid Richardson over the counter a one dollar bill, Kant said.

Richardson then sat and waited for police in the bank’s lobby, Kant said. He was in a chair when the police arrived, Kant said.

Richardson told the police, after being read his rights, that he had “some issues” and attempted to rob the bank so he could be apprehended and given help, Kant said.

Kant said he did not know how many customers were in the bank during the attempted robbery.

Richardson waits in Wildwood Pretrial Facility, Kant said. 

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northernlights
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northernlights 09/07/13 - 05:26 pm
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needs a home

Obviously it's better to be in jail instead of working and supporting yourself. Our jails are to easy for criminals and lazy people.

JohnPeterZenger
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JohnPeterZenger 09/07/13 - 08:23 pm
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Speaking of 'issues'.

Our jails are too 'easy' for 'lazy people'?

Better to be in jail than working and supporting yourself?

At least Richardson recognizes he needs help with his issues.

AlaskaDreamer
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AlaskaDreamer 09/08/13 - 04:55 am
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Genius

Genius.

Don Norton
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Don Norton 09/08/13 - 12:30 pm
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Robbery??? Not Hardly desperate people do desperate things

This HAPPENS all the here in the lower 48 especially at this time of year. Winter is on the way these people need help for one reason or another. Some for medical reasons but mostly for winter housing. They go in give them all there I'D's slip anote for a dollar it's a hardship robbery down here. It's nons violent the person goes to jail gets all his medical taken care of and has a place to live for the winter. They are trying to make some restrictions on this type of robbery here that if they have no type of weapon of any sort they get just a few days in jail instead of a longer term and the lawyers are fighting this tooth and nail in favor of the robbers.
These people are desperat and they are doing what they have to do to survive because our government doesn't care they are more concerned with SYRIA and things that shouldn't concern us at all.,

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