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Bank Robber Spent Money on Sex Toys and Photo Shoot

The Sacramento Police Department arrested 25-year-old Steven Wilson for a bank robbery that occurred in North Sacramento, but found a large amount of the stolen money was already spent on various sex toys, electronics, and a photo shoot.

On February 12, 2011, at 10:28 a.m., Steve Wilson was caught on surveillance cameras entering a bank in the 1800 block of Del Paso Boulevard. Wilson gave a note to the teller indicating he had a gun and demanded money. Wilson fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

Detectives utilized the surveillance video of the suspect and cross checked it with recent released parolees and found a match on Steve Wilson who was released from prison on February 2. On February 15, 2011, detectives located Wilson at a motel in the 3400 block of Orange Grove Avenue and took him into custody without incident.

Detectives located numerous items totaling thousands of dollars that the suspect is believed to have purchased with stolen money from the bank. Amongst the items purchased were numerous sex toys, electronics, and a photo shoot for $600. Detectives continue to investigate several of Wilson’s associates who may have information on the crime and location of the remaining money stolen.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


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