Teen Allegedly Robs Three Banks, Uses Part of Loot on 'Dental Work'

Teen Allegedly Robs Three Banks, Uses Part of Loot on 'Dental Work'

Nineteen-year-old Marcus Kalani Watson was arrested on August 12 and faces federal charges for allegedly robbing a recycling center and three banks in Oahu, Hawaii. 

An FBI informant in the case says Watson’s total take was $41,000, some of which was used to pay cash for dental work.

According to the Associated Press, court documents claim Watson robbed the recycling center at gun point. The FBI said Watson then “posted a photo of himself on Facebook holding a large amount of cash.” 

He allegedly carried out three more armed robberies in May. Court documents say these were “[hold ups of] tellers at the Wahiawa branch of Central Pacific Bank and the Pearlridge and Salt Lake Branches of American Savings Bank.”

The FBI named two other teens involved in the robberies, one of which was “the getaway driver” for the Pearlridge heist. 

An informant told the FBI Watson allegedly used some of the stolen money to pay cash for a used Lexus and to “get dental work.” And a “Honolulu dental office [manager] told agents that…Watson paid $2,810 in cash for a root canal.”

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