Utah man says he robbed a bank because he couldn’t afford his medications

(Photo courtesy Weber County Sheriff's Office) Glenn Douglas Mower

A 64-year-old Utah man charged with robbing a Roy bank told police he did it because he couldn't afford his medications.

Glenn Douglas Mower was charged in Second District Court with robbery, a second-degree felony. According to a probable cause statement, he admitted to police that he went to a Key Bank branch at 5201 S. 1900 West in Roy on Monday with a white paper bag and “asked the teller to place the money in it.”

He then returned to his room at an adjacent motel. He was identified as the man in a bank surveillance photo by motel employees and surrendered when police called upon him to exit his room.

According to a probable cause statement, Mower told police “he was having a rough time and did not believe he was going to live much longer.” He went on to say that he was suffering from unspecified “health issues and did not have the money to obtain the medications he needed.”

Police located the stolen money in a nightstand drawer in Mower’s motel room.