Prosecutors: Getaway car came from dealership test drive

Published: Sep. 25, 2021 at 11:39 AM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a North Carolina bank robber was caught after they determined he had taken his getaway vehicle for a test drive from a car dealer.

The Raleigh-based U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release that 68-year-old Glenn Alin Martinoff was sentenced to more than four years in prison on Thursday after previously pleading guilty to bank robbery.

The news release said Martinoff entered a Wilmington bank in January wearing a mask and gloves and brandishing a large screwdriver. He robbed the location of more than $6,000, authorities said. Investigators using surveillance video determined his getaway car was for sale at a nearby dealership.

The news release said that authorities found out he had taken the car for a test drive to use as his getaway car.

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