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Wigged bank robber sentenced
May 08, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

A wigged San Mateo bank robbery suspect nabbed for the bomb-threat heist after police responded to a medical call at a motel and discovered the phony detonator and distinctive costume was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail which he can spent in a residential treatment program.

Gerard Joseph Myer, 53, also received three years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay back $4,336. He has credit of 300 days against his sentence earned while in custody on $50,000 bail. The remainder of the time can be served in a rehab program.

Myer pleaded no contest to felony robbery for the Oct. 1, 2013, incident in which he reportedly entered a Wells Fargo bank on Fourth Avenue wearing a costume wig/hat combination and sunglasses. The suspect handed a teller a note and she reported seeing what she thought was a bomb detonator in his hand and filled his bag with $7,721. Just before the robbery, a worker had spotted him adjusting his wig and hat in the reflective glass of a nearby business and took a photo which police later used on a flier seeking information.

Six days later, Myer called for help at the Vagabond Inn in Burlingame because his girlfriend was having a seizure. Police reported recognizing Myer from the photo and recovering the wig, T-shirt and detonator from the robbery. Police also found $868 in cash.

 

 

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