- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a man robbed a Bend credit union and then went on a shopping spree that included buying a Christmas tree.

The Oregonian reports (https://goo.gl/Fx9frD ) 28-year-old Brett Gillispie-Comstock was arrested Dec. 16 on suspicion of federal bank robbery and other crimes.

An FBI special agent said in a complaint that the suspect handed the bank teller a note demanding $5,000. He fled with less than $1,400 in an envelope.

Gillispie-Comstock was arrested less than an hour after the robbery.

He allegedly told police he had bought spray paint, clothing from a marijuana dispensary, doggie treats and a Christmas tree.

The complaint says the accused robber had been hiding behind the tree when police stopped him.

Gillispie-Comstock gave police back most of the money.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com


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