Police: Man said he broke into Mississippi bank to steal money for food, cigarettes, hotel room

Published 8:17 pm Sunday, March 27, 2022

Mississippi police say a man was taken into custody after he was caught breaking into a Jackson bank early Saturday morning.

Dante Dupree, 32, told police he broke into the bank to steal money to buy food, cigarettes, and a hotel room, according to police.

Police took Dupree into custody after they responded to the alarm of the Trustmark Bank on Woodrow Wilson Drive. When officers arrived, they discovered a big hole in a glass window that had been shattered.

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Dupree was found inside the bank and was then taken to Jackson Police headquarters for questioning.

Investigators believe Dupree may suffer from a mental condition.

The incident remains under.