WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Luis Mallett is accused of stealing from a bank, then using an Uber ride to get away -- but that’s only part of the story, according to prosecutors.
Mallett, 29, allegedly passed the teller at Santander Bank on Pleasant Street in Weymouth a note saying he had a bomb and demanding money.
He allegedly needed the money to pay his check at the Ninety-Nine Restaurant nearby, according to WFXT.
A man who lives nearby said that after robbing the bank, Mallett approached him asking for an Uber ride because his sister was having trouble.
That neighbor pulled out his own smartphone and hailed an Uber for Mallett. Shortly after he left, police arrived with a K-9 they were using to track Mallett from the bank robbery.
Using the Uber app, police were able to follow Mallett back to the restaurant where he allegedly used the stolen money to pay his bill and even tip the waitress.
Mallett was charged with unarmed robbery and false report of an explosive device. Police said there were also active warrants charging him with larceny over $250, larceny under $250, larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.
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