19-Year-Old Garland Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Bank Robber After His Mom Turns Him In

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That photo you see at right comes from the F.B.I.'s Bandit Tracker website, which we've perused in the past. It was snapped June 14 of last year at a State Bank of Texas branch in Garland, off IH-30. The bandit in question: 19-year-old Anthony Blue of Garland. Which we now know thanks to Anthony's mother.

Anthony was at the Dallas federal courthouse this morning, standing in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Renée Toliver. He told the judge: Yes, he's responsible for that bank robbery, during which he slipped the teller a note that read, "50's 100's and no body gets hurt, sorry." He also acknowledged using the very same note at a Community Bank in Rockwall the very same day. A month later, he told the judge, he did the same thing at an American Nation Bank in Quinlan. Which is why he pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery today and faces a max sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count.

Says the release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Anthony's mom is also a fan of Bandit Tracker, because shortly after the July robbery ...
Blue's mother called the Federal Bureau of Investigation, after visiting the website bandittracker.com, and told agents that she believed her son had robbed the State Bank of Texas in Garland and the Community Bank in Rockwall. FBI agents visited Blue's mother and her husband and presented bank surveillance photos from those robberies, along with a photo of the individual who robbed the American National Bank in Quinlan. Both the defendant's mother and her husband identified Blue as the bank robber from all three banks.

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Doug_blue
Doug_blue

this is my first cousin i grew up with him my hole life i live in just richardson tx also not far from where he was his mother threw him out and his father was the only one trying to help him with his drug problem and he failed to get into the marines he was getting religious and trying to fix the mistakes he made as a child and he gave up all hope im guessing when the marines wouldnt take him because of past drug charges i feel for him and i know my mother would never snitch on me so shows you what his mother kim was snitching for money she married my uncle for money cheated on him made him pay for her new wedding and she will do anything to make money for herself he needs help and reabilitation not to be locked up with animals because he is not an animal  he has a drug problem and lack of self controll but our whole life he had a good heart he is not evil he just dosnt have controll and needs help with rehabilitation.

Silo44
Silo44

If you are going to rob a bank...get a degree in banking and work for wall street

VivlianWozz
VivlianWozz

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Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

I read the headline as Teen Garland Bank Robber Fingered His Own Mom.  Those things never work out.

ChikinFriedSnake
ChikinFriedSnake

With ears like that, even a *mask* couldn't have disguised him from mamma.

Pat
Pat

I guess she thinks getting a few dollars reward so you can buy a new tv is worth it to sell out your son. The rest of his life will be one of fear and violence.

cp
cp

Refreshing to read about a mother turning her son in instead of saying that he's such a perfect angel and the police are framing him.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

One of the funniest stories i've read this week..Too bad his mamma's a snitch, they dont take kindly to that in the hood..

Paul
Paul

Oh well, I wonder what the banking executives will get for their robberies of the financial system? ... You know, the guys who tanked the financial system and walked away with 7 and 8 figure bonuses.

If you look at the amount of money that he stole, as compared to Bernie Madoff, Stamford and others, this guy will be receiving a disproportionately harsh sentence.  If this guy's sentence is to be proportionate to that of Madoff's sentence, the door on the jail cell won't even shut before he should be set free.

JJ shook down Arlington for ~$350 Million and some think that he is a hero!

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

Alternate headline: "Garland Teen Fingered by Mom"

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

what happened to "keeping it real" moms?  wonder if she got a reward

Guest
Guest

There was no reward for me other than doing the right thing; innocent people could have gotten hurt or killed, and to me, thats nots ok.  I don't need a few extra dollars for anything so your comment is absolutely ridiculous.  I hope you are never faced with something like this in your own personal life.

Josh
Josh

Those comments are funny to read though.

Guest
Guest

Chris, why exactly am I a snitch? Is it because I don't condone breaking the law and that I beleive that working for a living is better than stealing?  Becasue I won't stand for someone putting innocent peoples lives in danger and believing in accountability for ones own actions?  If that is why you say I'm a snicth, then I will gladly take the title.  You know absolutely nothing about me but you are sure quick to call me a snitch for whatever reason; maybe you don't agree with what I did or maybe you just don't get it, I don't owe an explanation and you sir have no reason to be mean.

cockadoodledoooo
cockadoodledoooo

As you mentioned in another article about "Officer Lashownda Goldtooth" I think you might have a tad bit o'prejudice in ya. 

cp
cp

What makes you think they live in the 'hood? Oh wait, Garland....

Perry Moore
Perry Moore

I don't blame you for your bitterness. I lost millions myself. On the other hand, I don't know anyone that thinks Mr. Jones is a hero, or at least, not since the mid- '90s.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

comment of the week,  and as a prize Wilonski will pay you double for 1 rangers article before spring training

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

I actually typed it in, then back-spaced it out of existence. You know me well, Merten.

Lisa
Lisa

she is "keeping it real" she made him take responsibility for his actions. 

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

you want to know if she got a reward? Well here's what her reward is: watching somebody she loves go to prison for the next 20 to 25 years or for life whichever comes first, and by the time he gets out, momma is dead. he missed out on family functions, friend functions, making a good living legally, voting, starting a family. getting a pension, retiring comfortably, daddy is dead, missing out on family and friend's wedding, being able to own a good car, a house, and a lifetime of fun and games all for what robbing a damn bank, something he had no business doing.

Paul
Paul

I'm not bitter, just realistic.  Moral of the story, if you are going to rob a bank, take the whole bank, not just a few dollars from one of the teller's cash drawer.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

man u make a lot of assumptions like, how do you know he would make a good living, would he even choose to vote if he could, would he want a family, what company gives pensions anymore, the only people retiring comfotably are the wall st fatcats, you get the idea.  You sound like

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

he threw everything he was dreaming of having, and doing for a lifetime of misery

Paul
Paul

Whatcha talkin' about Willis?

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

well you sir also live in cookooland because what u don't know about me is I was an 1980s baby, which means I wasn't born in the 50s or alive in the 50s. my father was just a little baby, and my mom had yet to be born.

Daryl in Dennison
Daryl in Dennison

You sir live in cookoo land, you must live in a nice white suburb with white picket fence and a neighborhood fountain that all the kids play in and the doors unlocked.  Jeez dude this isnt the1950's

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

because people who work for a honest paycheck would be making a good living even if they are poor because they don't resort to stealing to provide for their family and themselves, thats making a good living. even if he chose not to vote, he would still miss out on voting in the future because of his felony conviction, and if he had plans to start a family at the right time, he won't be able to see his kids graduate high school or college. there are companies that still give out pensions. like for example MLB (major league baseball) NFL (National Football League) many big time companies and corporations give out pensions.

Fletch
Fletch

Well, I'm pretty sure he didn't fully consider the ramifications of his actions before he starting doing it.

Your comment about the pension is still funny.  Those aren't terribly common and they're getting more and more scarce all the time.  If you're a child of the 80's and you're drawing a pension, I'd figure you to be quite fortunate - especially considering your apparent lack of writing skills.  That kind of thing usually holds people back.

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