Federal court finds JC man guilty of bank robbery

A Jefferson City man was convicted Thursday of an armed bank robbery that occurred last year.

Tre Connor was found guilty in federal court of one count of bank robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a news release.

A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.

Investigators said Connor entered River Region Credit Union shortly before 9 a.m. on Jan. 19, 2023, brandished a handgun and demanded money. He ran from the building moments later with around $111,700 from the vault.

Officers checked neighboring video surveillance cameras to determine his direction of travel. Investigators canvassed the area, but did not immediately find him.

The Jefferson City Police Department's SWAT team arrested Connor weeks later in the 3800 block of Candlelight Drive. A probable cause statement revealed they identified him from footage based on his distinctive athletic shoes, clothing and identifiable features.

Investigators checked footage from Walmart on West Stadium Boulevard, which had only sold seven pairs of the pants the suspect was wearing during the robbery. They found footage of Connor buying a pair, as well as the same sweatshirt and backpack seen during the incident.

Police also identified his vehicle, which was also sighted near the robbery from the store footage.

Connor allegedly told police he could not recall the incident, saying he had a poor memory.

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