June 27, 2013 in City

Suspected bank robbers arrested days later

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Finally.

A robber with some manners.

Rosselder Badger, 37, entered the Chase Bank branch at 5508 N. Division St. on the afternoon of June 15, according to Spokane police investigators.

Outfitted with sunglasses, a blue bandana covering his lower face and a hooded sweatshirt, Badger handed the teller a note informing him the branch was being robbed and that he had a gun. The note also warned against alerting the police or trying to track the money in any way.

It concluded, “Thanks and have a nice day.”

Investigators think the well-mannered missive was penned by 20-year-old Tyler Diamond, who was waiting for Badger in a white 1990 Cadillac Eldorado in the parking lot at the time of the attempted robbery. Badger apparently got cold feet, because when the teller turned to his drawer at the drive-up window, Badger left the bank and returned to the car, according to court documents. The two left the bank before police could arrive, barreling through a stop sign near Lidgerwood Elementary School.

They were picked up after fleeing from a traffic stop in the same car five days later. Badger was arrested on an outstanding DUI warrant, and Diamond told a detective he wrote the note and that a gun was in the car at some point. Police found only an empty holster in the Cadillac’s front seat at the time of arrest.

Diamond and Badger appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Wednesday, facing first-degree charges of attempted robbery.

Bond for each was set at $150,000.

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