Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Man Charged In Bank Robbery Uploaded Videos, Photos Of Robbery On Instagram

A Virginia Beach man was arrested by police less than an hour after he allegedly robbed a bank and posted evidence of the incident on Instagram.

However, the man insists that what happened was not actually a robbery.

The incident took place at a local TowneBank, when 23-year-old Dominyk Antonio Alfonseca demanded $150,000 from a female teller at approximately 1:40 pm.

Virginia Beach police said that after receiving the money, Aflonseca ran out of the bank and started heading south, the local ABC affiliate reported.

Shortly after making it out of the bank, Alfonseca posted an image of the note he had handed the teller on, along with two videos of the woman gathering stacks of cash and placing them in a bag.

He said he didn't threaten anyone, and even his note wasn't threatening. It read, "I need 150,000 Bands Right NOW!! Please Police take 3 to 4 minites to get here, I would appriceate if you Ring the alarm a minute after I am gone... Make sure the money doesn't BLOW UP ON MY WAY OUT,-)" He said he was polite, and he pointed out that he used "please" in the note. If he was trying to rob the bank, he said, he would have worn a mask. "I'm basically asking permission for money" in the video, he said. "In my eyes, I did not commit a robbery, and I feel I'm being charged without reason."

When asked why he went to the bank, Alfonseca said he has reasons he'd rather not share. 

He talked about wanting people to see his online postings and wanting to speak directly with higher authorities, "like the president." 

Alfonseca said he, too, has been the victim of theft, that businesses and artists have stolen ideas from his Instagram account. 

He said it's like there's a chip in his brain that tells people what he thinks before he says it. He said he hopes he gets justice for those thefts, as well.

There were no injuries in this incident.


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