ORLANDO, FL (WFTV/CNN) – A North Carolina man is being jailed in Florida on bank robbery charges after being accused for robbing a credit union.
Navy Federal Credit Union members could barely believe their branch was targeted by a bank robber.
Police identified the man as 37-year-old Cedrick Swinson.
He's a tourist from North Carolina and was traveling with his girlfriend and her two young children.
"They were actually in Brevard County to get on a Disney Cruise and this man indicated as he talked with investigators that he couldn't get his money out of the bank account that he was trying to access," Commander Brad Hodge said.
Investigators said Swinson realized he didn't have access to his own funds, he decided to steal the money to get his girlfriend's children on a Disney cruise.
So he made a split second decision to walk in the bank and hand the teller a note demanding money to pay for the cruise for the family.
Within five to six minutes of the robbery, police pulled over an SUV where they arrested Swinson and recovered the cash.
Police said the suspect left his girlfriend and their two children in the car during the robbery.
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