Alleged bank robbers don’t normally smile for the camera as they are leaving the lobby with a bag full of cash.
But that’s what police say 26-year-old Dontrell Scott did Tuesday afternoon as he walked out of the SunTrust Bank in downtown Columbus.
It isn’t the first time Scott has had his picture taken.
A search of the Muscogee County Jail mugshot database shows that Scott has been arrested in Columbus at least 15 times between 2012 and 2019. The charges range from driving without a license to forgery to prostitution.
Police say Scott walked into the SunTrust at the corner of First Avenue and 13th Street about 3:45 p.m. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Security camera photos released by Columbus police show that the alleged robber was not wearing a mask of any kind and had on a Chili’s restaurant shirt.
He also picked a bank that houses the Columbus field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Later in the afternoon, Scott was arrested at a Phenix City car lot, attempting to purchase a car with cash. D. Cochran was the man at Ask D Auto Audio Sales who was selling Scott the vehicle.