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Deputies: Florida man Googled 'how to rob a bank' before robbing a bank

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PINELLAS PARK, Fla. -

A 26-year-old man has been arrested for bank robbery in Largo, Florida. When deputies interviewed the man, he admitted to it, saying he was in need of money so he used Google to look up how to rob a bank.

According to detectives, William Joe Johnson entered the Achieva Credit Union just before 11 a.m. last week. Once inside the bank, he approached the bank teller, implied he had a gun and demanded cash. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash before taking off on foot.

Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to positively identify Johnson, of Pinellas Park, Florida. Detectives searched for Johnson and found him in a hotel room.

When interviewed, Johnson admitted to robbing the bank, saying he used Google to learn how to do it. Johnson said he originally planned to rob a nearby Wells Fargo,  but changed his mind after he entered the bank and saw the teller was a large man.

Johnson told investigators  he spent all the money he stole from the credit union and he planned to rob another bank on October 10. Detectives say Johnson used the stolen money to pay for rent, utilities and a drug binge.

Johnson was arrested without incident and booked into the Pinellas County Jail, charged with one count of robbery.

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