Police: Robbery Suspect At Check Cashing Business Left His Pay Stub Behind

Though there is a decided lack of actual bread crumbs found at the scene of most crimes committed by consumers (outside the bread factory/sandwich shop), once in a while there are some pretty obvious clues available to investigators. In one such recent case, police say a man accused of robbing a Connecticut check cashing establishment left them a pretty big hint, by way of his paycheck stub.

Police say the man made off with $4,100 after holding up two female workers with a handgun just before they opened the store one morning, reports the Stamford Advocate. In the hand that wasn’t holding a gun, surveillance video reportedly shows, he was gripping a water bottle and a piece of paper. He ended up dropping both objects.

According to the arrest affidavit, officers on the scene found that slip of paper, which turned out to be his paycheck summary. Armed with this new knowledge of the suspect’s identity, they went to his home and showed his family photos from the security video. They confirmed it was him, police say.

The cops had a chance to inform the suspect of his accidental bread crumb when the man called his father and a lieutenant got on the line to fill him in. Though he apparently promised police he’d return home, he didn’t turn himself in for two more days.

“He walked in the front door after we negotiated with his family,” said Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin, calling the arrest “a very good job by our investigators who were able to quickly isolate a suspect and then obtain an arrest warrant for him.”

He’s scheduled to appear in court on Friday to plea to the charges of first-degree robbery, third-degree assault and carrying a pistol without a permit.

Police: Stamford robbery suspect left own check stub [Stamford Advocate]