Bank robbery suspect nabbed after reporting car stolen

- Here's KTVU crime reporter Henry Lee's Rap Sheet blog for Dec. 8, 2016:

BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT REPORTS CAR STOLEN: Rob a bank? You might not want to draw attention to yourself by reporting your car stolen.

A Mill Valley man learned that lesson the hard way when he went to the Sausalito Police Department to report the car theft. Trouble was, it hadn't been stolen at all. 

The whole thing began on Election Day, Nov. 8, when a man entered the Bank of America at 663 Tamalpais Drive, handed a teller and a demand note and threatened violence with a weapon, police said.

No weapon was seen, though, and he left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses saw him getting into a cab.

After an investigation, police identified the suspect as Colin Michael Kane, 29. And it just so happened that Kane showed up that evening to complain about his car, authorities said. 

It turned out that the car was parked a block from the Sausalito police station.

Kane was booked on a warrant for the bank robbery. His bail was set at $50,000.

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