UPDATE: Homeless man takes bus from Nebraska to Fargo to rob bank

Troy Maynard pictured left as police say he robbed a bank. Pictured right is his mugshot.
Troy Maynard pictured left as police say he robbed a bank. Pictured right is his mugshot.(Cass County, ND Jail)
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 5:19 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2022 at 6:27 PM CST
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - (UPDATE: 2:01 p.m., Jan. 28, 2022) - 57-year-old Troy Maynard, who took a bus from Nebraska to Fargo, has been charged with felony robbery after robbing the Wells Fargo of $1,634 on Jan. 27.

His reason to Fargo PD? To get enough money to obtain housing in Council Bluffs, IA. Maynard turned himself in to police because he got to cold trying to hitchhike a ride to Iowa.

According to the report, Maynard, who is homeless, had traveled from Omaha, NE. to Fargo by bus to commit the crime. Maynard told FPD that he’s never been to Fargo before, and that he wanted to rob a bank in a city where nobody knew who he was because he knew the police would put his picture in the media.

He went straight from the bus station to the Wells Fargo bank on Main Ave., telling the teller, ‘Put the money in the bag.’ The money was placed into a McDonalds bag.

After several hours trying to hitchhike a ride back to Iowa, Maynard told police that he got very cold and walked into Orange Records on 1st Ave. N., and had an employee call the police so he could turn himself in.

Fargo PD and the FBI are involved in the investigation. Maynard’s next court appearance is set for Jan. 28.

One man is in jail for robbery after police say he walked into a downtown Fargo bank and demanded money.

Police say on Thursday, Jan. 27 around 3 p.m., Troy Maynard robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 406 Main Ave.

Authorities say 57-year-old Maynard demanded money from a bank employee and was given an undisclosed amount of money before leaving.

Roughly 90 minutes after police were called for the robbery, authorities arrested Maynard and booked him into the Cass County Jail for robbery with strong arm tactics.

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