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

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

On May 7, Hopson allegedly threatened a bank employee at US Bank on Larimore Road to give him money while alluding to the fact that he had a gun. Police said Hopson flew approx. $12,000. Seven days later, Hopson orders a First Bank clerk on North Highway 67 to fill a bag with cash. Once the bag was full, the 39-year-old allegedly jumped over the bank counter and ordered staff to take him to the safe. Officials said he said he didn’t want to hurt anyone.

He then stole $75,000 from the bank.

Tips informed officers that Hopson had left Missouri after the last robbery. Hopson allegedly removed his ankle monitor before the crimes.

During the search of the suspect’s home. police found clothing and gloves that were used in the First Bank robbery.


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