Orlando Ray Vasquez and Gregory Scott Tyler arrested in Uptown TCF Bank heist
|The FBI says this man is Orlando Ray Vasquez.|
The heist, in which Vasquez was caught on camera, led to a chaotic getaway in which the two suspects crashed their stolen getaway car at 24th and Bryant, and then carjacked a second vehicle at 24th and Colfax before vanishing.
Their take: a paltry $215.
Tyler was already a wanted man because he had cut off a monitoring device and absconded from a Volunteers of America halfway house two days before the robbery. He'd been in custody for a previous bank robbery of a TCF Bank branch in St. Paul. The FBI says he stole the getaway car, a four-door Acura, from the parking lot of the halfway house.
Vasquez had fled a halfway house in Nevada after being convicted of a previous bank robbery there.
U.S. Marshals caught up with the pair at the Highway Motel on West 7th Street in St. Paul yesterday, after they abandoned the carjacked vehicle in a parking lot. According to the FBI, both men fessed up on the spot. They're due in court today.