PD: Utah man confesses to $50K Mesa bank robbery from 2005

PD: Utah man confesses to $50K Mesa bank robbery
Posted at 11:06 AM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 20:36:24-04

Mesa police got a call recently from the Utah probation department saying they had a man who was ready to confess to a 2005 bank robbery. 

Mesa Police report that on September 17, 2005, they responded to an ATM alarm at the Washington Mutual Bank near Dobson and Baseline roads. 

They arrived in time to see a man, later identified as 37-year-old Shawn Hearne Hall, climbing into the ceiling. 

Hall then crawled through the air conditioning vents to the roof and escaped with over $51,000. 

On March 27 of this year, Mesa Police were contacted by Utah probation officers saying Hall was in custody and wanted to confess to the 2005 bank robbery. 

Mesa detectives say Hall gave them specific details of the theft and said he used the money to live on, over the next ten months. 

Authorities say Hall was on parole for arson cases in both South Dakota and Utah. 

Hall is now facing charges in of burglary and theft for the Mesa bank robbery.