'What Bank Should I Rob Today?' Text Helps Convict McLean Man | WGLT

'What Bank Should I Rob Today?' Text Helps Convict McLean Man

Aug 10, 2017

A federal jury has convicted a McLean man of an armed robbery in Normal.

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Scott Books had cashed bad checks at the Land of Lincoln Credit Union in the months before the July 2016 robbery.

As a result, they said, workers recognized Books when he wore a partial mask, gloves, and had what appeared to be a firearm.

Credit Union employees also described the getaway vehicle and police found a matching vehicle, gloves, and shoes at Book's residence.

Prosecutors say they also found evidence Books had texted a friend, "What bank should I rob today?" on the day of the robbery.

Books could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

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