Las Vegas Man Accused of Using iPad in Bank Robbery Spree


Donald Malone, 53, has been accused of robbing a Las Vegas bank and attempting to rob another by using an iPad to display demand notes to tellers, according to documents obtained by 8 News Now investigators.

Malone faces charges of robbery, burglary, and attempted robbery based on the documents.

On May 29, Malone allegedly showed a prewritten note on an iPad to a teller at a bank on Sunset Road near Eastern Avenue, instructing them to provide large bills only without trackers or dye packs. The teller activated a silent alarm, causing Malone to flee.

The next day, a man matching Malone’s description used a similar iPad note to demand cash from another bank teller, resulting in the handover of nearly $1,000, according to police.

Authorities discovered that Malone was also a suspect in a bank robbery in Hermit, California, and found that the car used in that robbery was towed from a Las Vegas hotel the day before the attempted bank robbery on May 29.

Malone was apprehended at a hotel on May 30, wearing the same clothing as seen in surveillance footage from the previous robbery. An iPad was also recovered.

During his initial court appearance, Malone’s bail was set at $50,000 by Judge Daniel Westmeyer. Due to his fugitive status for the California charge, Malone remained in custody at the Clark County Detention Center as of Thursday.

David Charns
David Charns
David Charns is an award-winning journalist who is also a fill-in anchor for 8 News Now’s evening newscasts.

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