FBI: Pa. bank heist suspect 'sick of being poor'

January 28, 2010 7:55:10 AM PST
The FBI says a Pennsylvania man told authorities he robbed a bank because he was "sick of being poor." The FBI says 23-year-old Cameron Minniefield was arrested Tuesday at a bus station in Erie, his hometown. They say he was planning to go to Cleveland.

Police say Minniefield took a bus to Meadville, about 30 miles south of Erie, Tuesday afternoon and robbed the First National Bank. Police say Minniefield gave a teller a note, left with $1,010 and took a taxi back to Erie.

Police say witnesses saw Minniefield at a library across the street from the bank before the heist and later identified him as the robber.

The FBI says Minniefield confessed. Minniefield is now in jail. His federal public defender didn't immediately return a call Thursday.