Racine Police didn’t have too far to look for a man who robbed a credit union on Thursday because he already had a GPS monitoring bracelet on him.
Renault Griffin Jr., 28, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with robbery of a financial institution, possession of cocaine, felony bail jumping and misdemeanor bail jumping.
If convicted on all charges, Griffin faces up to 65 years nine months in prison and/or fined up to $125,000.
According to the criminal complaint, Griffin robbed a bank teller at gunpoint at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at Landwark Credit Union, 3413 Rapids Drive. The gun turned out to be a BB gun. No one was injured during the robbery, but Griffin took $7,550.
During the investigation, investigators learned that Griffin was on a GPS monitor at the time of the robbery. The next day, officers apprehended Griffin. He had $2,366. One of those bills had a matching serial number from the list Landmark Credit Union provided them. He also had cocaine and several new items in his car.
Griffin, who was on probation from cases in 2014 and 2016, told police he robbed the bank, used the money to buy drugs, clothes and shoes. He also rented a car.
Racine Court Commissioner Robert Goepel set a cash bond of $30,000 and a preliminary hearing for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 19.