Timothy Roose, 55, of Sunrise, Fla., was charged with felony attempted burglary, attempted criminal trespass and misdemeanor criminal mischief after trying to break into the Northwest Savings Bank, 151 Pittsburgh Road.
Multiple departments responded to an attempted burglary at the bank after employees who arrived for work that morning discovered a hole smashed into the exterior bank wall, near the ATM and deposit box.
Police in a statement said that surveillance footage showed a white man, his nose and mouth covered with a scarf, wearing a black cap or beenie-type hat, dark-colored gloves and a thick jacket similar to the Carhart-style, trying to break into the closed bank using hand tools.
Roose was found sleeping in his car at GetGo on North Main Street Extension, his car was impounded and police later found a 4-foot long Klein Tools conduit bender as well as clothing worn by the suspect during the incident, including gloves, neck covering, cap and a dark jacket, the affidavit states.
The gloves and cap still had what appeared to be parts of the insulation from the bank wall sticking to them, and the tool also had remnants of the wall in the pipe handle.
Roose admitted making the Dec. 22 transaction, and then went to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh to gamble, where he lost about $1,000.
Roose was arraigned Thursday by District Judge Kevin O’Donnell and was being held in the Butler County Prison on $75,000 cash bail.