Glenn John Reid, tied to a trio of Sacramento-area bank robberies in 2015, pleaded no contest in Sacramento Superior Court Friday to three counts of second-degree robbery and awaits a prison sentence in September.
Armed with a fake gun, a paper sack and a polite but firm command, Reid knocked over three Schools Federal Credit Union branches in Sacramento and Elk Grove during a four-month span from March to June 2015, prosecutors said.
Reid, 55, was days away from trial before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White when he entered the Friday plea. Sentencing is set for Sept. 27. Reid remains held at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center near Elk Grove in lieu of $1,080,000 bail.
According to court documents, Reid would wait in line for a bank teller before calmly placing a paper or plastic bag on the counter. His commands would be brief. He would say “Fill it up,” or “You’re going to put the money in here,” or “Can you fill this up?” before showing what appeared to be a firearm covered by a rag or bag. He then would walk away with the cash, prosecutors said.
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Sharp-eyed employees and bank surveillance cameras helped lead to his arrest.
Tellers said they recognized Reid from the images distributed after the first robbery of the Schools branch on Folsom Boulevard. Tipsters also called with information for Sacramento Police detectives, prosecutors said in court documents.