He wasn’t exactly Bonnie or Clyde.
The first bank robbery, at a Wells Fargo in Auburn on Oct. 13, netted Gregory Jerome Brown $4,650, the FBI says. He was recorded on video inside the bank and out as he made his getaway on a shiny, black motorcycle.
The next day, he took down a Wells Fargo in Reno for $1,040, again making no attempt to disguise himself, according to the FBI.
The last heist came Nov. 8 at a credit union in St. George, Utah, where the FBI says he made off with $120, an amount that he later admitted to agents left him disappointed.
Brown’s capers came to an end after his former wife called the FBI “on numerous occasions” earlier this month and identified him as the man seen in bank surveillance photos, according to a criminal complaint and an FBI affidavit filed in federal court in Sacramento that charges him in the Auburn robbery.
Last week, Brown himself called an FBI agent in Sacramento and “confessed that he was the robber in each of the 3 aforementioned robberies,” the affidavit says, adding that he admitted making his getaways on his Kawasaki motorcycle.
Brown, 27, turned himself in to FBI agents in Phoenix on Tuesday and described handing tellers notes demanding $100 bills, $50 bills and no concealed, exploding dye packs, the affidavit states.
“Specifically, Brown admitted he got substantial cash from his Auburn robbery but the others (indicating Nevada and Utah) were disappointing,” the affidavit says.
He also claimed that although he had a gun, he never took it inside during the robberies, and said he sold it and his motorcycle before turning himself in, the complaint says.
He also went so far as to identify himself in the bank surveillance photos, and sign and date each of them, according to the affidavit.