ROY (ABC4 News) – A man accused of robbing a bank in Roy did so because he couldn’t afford the medication he needed, police said.
Roy police were dispatched to the Key Bank located at 5201 South 1900 West on Tuesday on the report of a robbery in progress.
Bank employees reported that an older man with white hair went into the bank, told them he was robbing them and handed them a white sack. The suspect left the building on foot.
When officers arrived, they obtained a photograph of the suspect from the bank and immediately began searching the area.
According to a probable cause statement, employees at the Royal Inn located at 5223 South 1900 West identified the man in the photograph as 64-year-old Glenn Douglas Mower—a resident living in one of their rooms.
An officer contacted Mower, who allowed the officer to enter his room.
Documents state after Mower was read his Miranda warning, he said told the officer he had been having “a rough time” and he “did not believe he was going to live much longer.”
Mower went on to tell the officer he had been suffering from some health issues and did not have the money to get the medications he needed.
Documents state the officer eventually searched the room and found the white sack with a large sum of money and other evidence linking Mower to the robbery.
Mower was arrested and charged with one count of robbery, a second-degree felony.