Skip to comments.Police: Man Requests Pen to Write Restaurant Robbery Note
Posted on 09/07/2012 11:30:48 AM PDT by nickcarraway
A man asked a cashier for a pen at a Daytona Beach Subway restaurant so he could write a demand note and rob the eatery, Daytona Beach police said Tuesday.
But the would-be robber never got away with any cash and now he's been arrested, police said.
The robbery attempt is almost identical to another crime that occurred in DeLand in mid-August at a Dunkin Donuts on Woodland Boulevard, police said. No one was arrested in that case on Aug. 16.
The suspect in the most recent caper, 22-year-old Charlie Boggess, told officers that he's addicted to crack cocaine and needed money for his drug binge, a police report says.
Boggess, charged with robbery, entered the Subway at 213 Mason Ave. on Friday just before 11:30 p.m. and asked an employee for a pen, said Daytona Beach police spokesman Jimmie Flynt.
He sat down at a table to write out his note and waited for other customers to leave the store before he approached the counter.
Boggess told the cashier he had a gun and kept reaching in his back pocket as if he were going to retrieve the weapon, Flynt said. He demanded that the employee open the register, but she told him she couldn't, police said.
The cashier then walked to the back of the restaurant to get another employee, but instead pressed the alarm, police said. When the second employee reached the counter, Boggess asked him for change for $50. At that moment though, the phone rang inside the eatery and Boggess panicked.
Flynt said the suspect bolted and jumped over a wall near the business, and headed south. The following day an officer spotted Boggess he was wearing the same clothes that he wore to the Subway in the 300 block of North St. He suspect was taken to police headquarters on Valor Boulevard and confessed to the robbery attempt, police said.
Boggess was still wearing a white bracelet from Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Services where he was a client and allowed officers to search his belongings, police said.
They (officers) found the note he had written at the Subway, said Police Chief Mike Chitwood.
It's not clear yet whether Boggess is the same man who stole cash from the Dunkin Donuts the night of Aug. 16. DeLand Sgt. Chris Estes said detectives were looking into that Tuesday afternoon.
In that crime, the suspect walked into the store at 1298 S. Woodland Blvd. at 8:30 p.m. and sat at a table. He asked an employee for a pen and wrote out his demand note on a napkin.
The suspect then held up the napkin and showed it to the cashier, police said. He held the note with one hand and put the other in his back pants pocket, implying he had a weapon, police said. The cashier quickly opened the cash drawer and gave the man money.
“I have a gub”
One day, he failed to show up for work. He had robbed a local bank by writing a robbery demand on a deposit slip from another bank.
The teller, sensing she was dealing with a guy who wasn't playing with a full deck, politely explained that he needed to write the robbery note on a deposit slip from their bank.
The guy pulls out one of his own deposit slips, rewrites the note and passes it to the teller. She smiles, hands him an envelope full of money from her drawer and tells him to have a nice day.
The cops are waiting for him as soon as he gets home.
I prefer using the back of my business card, myself.
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