The man removed the ankle monitor before stealing more than $80,000 from St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – A 39-year-old man stole about $87,000 in two robberies at St. Louis in May, police said.

Prosecutors charged Walter Hopson, 39, of Florissant, on Tuesday with robbery and stealing from a financial institution. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

On May 7, Hopson allegedly threatened a banker at Bank of America on Larimore Street to give him money while hinting that he had a gun. Police said Hopson stole approx. 12,000 dollars. Seven days later, Hopson asked a clerk at the First Bank on North Highway 67 to fill a bag with money. After filling his bags, the 39-year-old is said to have jumped over the bank counter and ordered staff to take him into the vault. Officials said he said he didn’t want to hurt anyone.

He then stole $75,000 from the bank.

Tip informed the officers that Hopson had left Missouri after the last robbery. Hopson allegedly removed his ankle monitor before committing the crime.

While searching the suspect’s home. Police found clothing and gloves used in the First Bank robbery.

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