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Remorseful bank robbery suspect contacts FBI 90 minutes after heist

April 10, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Remorseful bank robbery suspect contacts FBI 90 minutes after heist

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A remorseful bank robbery suspect kept $1,100 in stolen cash for only 90 minutes before his guilty conscience got the better of him and decided to contact the FBI to admit to his crime.

On Wednesday, 41-year-old Eddie James pleaded guilty bank robbery charges.

James is facing a possible 20-year prison stint at his sentencing scheduled for August.

Last November, James was driving to work when he decided to rob a bank in the River Bend neighborhood, according to Nola.com.

Sporting a suit, hat, and glasses, he walked in and gave the teller a note at roughly 10 a.m. “This is a robbery!! Don’t look up,” the note stated, according to court records. “Put the money in the bag!!”

However, about an hour and a half later, he notified the FBI and requested to speak to the investigator handling the incident. He was transferred to agent Christopher DiMenna, who was on the scene.

Authorities indicated that James told DiMenna that he was having issues paying his bills and robbed the bank. There was no evidence in court documents that indicated he was armed. It’s also not apparent why he felt remorseful enough to confess so soon after the robbery.

The man has been behind bars since November.

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