Crime & Courts

Polite robber charged in Newton bank heist

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An Oklahoma man has been indicted in federal court on charges of robbing a bank in Newton earlier this month, authorities said Wednesday.

Martin Paris, 50, of Yukon was charged in the robbery of the First Bank of Newton on April 9, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a prepared statement.

According to court records, Paris gave a teller a note directing her to "be calm" and "start with hundreds." His note concluded, "Thank you and have a nice day."

Investigators used bank surveillance photos to identify Paris and arrested him a day after the robbery. If convicted, Paris faces 20 years in federal prison and a fine as high as $250,000.

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