Man Robs Bank With Note Written On Rehab Discharge Papers

Man Checks Out Of Rehab, Robs A Bank With A Threatening Note Written On His Discharge Papers Then Leaves Stolen Cash And His ID Card In Cab

Police say a Philadelphia man signed himself out of a Chester County drug and alcohol rehab center, took a cab to a nearby bank and robbed it using a note written on his discharge papers.

Jamal Goodwin, 25, was arrested Tuesday and charged with robbery, theft and possessing an instrument of crime stemming from Monday’s holdup at Malvern Federal Savings Bank.

Police say Goodwin took just over $5,000 in cash before fleeing in a Main Line Taxi cab.

Unfortunately for Goodwin, police say he left behind a gym bag containing $2,700 worth of the stolen money in the cab along with his wallet and driver’s license.

3b6047a700000578-4032816-image-m-6_1481731887586Also in the car were two sweatshirts that a bank teller said belonged to the robber.

According to an arrest affidavit cited by Daily Local News, the robbery took place at around 1pm Monday when Jamal Goodwin, fresh off a stint at the Malvern Institute rehab center, entered the bank on West King Street in Malvern and handed the teller a note scribbled on his discharge papers claiming he was armed and demanding ‘all the money.’

The bank employee handed Goodwin over $5,110, after which the robber left and got into a waiting cab, according to police.
3b6047a300000578-4032816-image-a-7_1481732034716Goodwin told the driver to take him to Philadelphia. When the suspect got out of the taxi in the area of A Street and Allegheny Avenue, he left behind his gym bag containing some of the stolen cash, the affidavit stated.

Police later learned of the find from the cab company and obtained a warrant to search the bag, discovering inside the money from the bank, along with the suspect’s clothing and documents bearing his name. reported that when police apprehended Goodwin on Tuesday, he was allegedly found to be in possession of heroin and $1,000 of the stolen cash, according to police.

Goodwin was arraigned on the charges against him Tuesday and was ordered held in Chester County Prison on $200,000 bail.


By Associated Press and Snejana Farberov For

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