Dad Allegedly Duped Into Driving Getaway Car In Lewiston Bank Robbery
The Sun Journal is reporting a man who was arrested in Lewiston yesterday allegedly used his own father as the getaway driver in a bank robbery, but his father had no idea what had just happened.
According to the article, Keith Tilton dropped off his son Joseph at Androscoggin Bank’s Sabattus Street location in Lewiston in the early afternoon. When Keith picked his son back up from the bank a few minutes later, Sun Journal stated, he drove his son to a different part of the city where he dropped him off before heading back home.
Keith was reportedly still clueless to the robbery, but saw the heavy police presence at the bank on his way back home, the newspaper stated.
Police quickly pulled over Keith based on information from a bank teller regarding the getaway car, Sun Journal stated.
He was read his rights and then told police what happened.
According to the story, Keith had given his son $15 and was talking to him about his drug addiction as they drove around town. Joseph then asked to be dropped off at the bank.
The bank was robbed for $620, the Sun Journal stated.
Joseph Tilton was arrested on felony charges of robbery, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and theft, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. His bail is set at $50,000.
The Sun Journal reported that his father was not charged as police believed he had no idea what his son had done.