- Associated Press - Thursday, May 14, 2020

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri man accused of snatching an ATM bag full of cash dropped his cell phone and a wallet containing his identification while fleeing the scene, authorities said.

Courtney McNeal, 38, of St. Louis is being held without bail after being charged Monday with stealing more than $25,000, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. There is no lawyer listed for him in the case.

Prosecutors allege McNeal grabbed a satchel containing $64,100 from two guards who were filling an ATM on April 10. As one of the guards was distracted, McNeal allegedly grabbed the bag as it sat next to the ATM inside The Crown Food Mart, according to charging documents.

The theft was captured by the store’s surveillance cameras. A store employee chased him into an alley where they struggled over the bag. McNeal tossed fistfuls of cash into a car waiting for him and left with $15,980.

He had dropped his phone and wallet while running toward the alley.

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