Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 2, 2012

Homeless man found with $2,500 hidden in sock

LAWRENCE, Mass. -- A homeless man caught drinking vodka had a sock stuffed with thousands of dollars cash and is wanted for a bank holdup in New Hampshire, police said.

Derrick Wright, 33, was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant for the June 23 robbery of a credit union in Manchester, N.H.

He is accused of walking into the bank then, saying "This is a hold up," and taking off with $4,400 cash, according to police reports.

Wright was spotted by police over the weekend drinking from a bottle of vodka in a public place. During the booking process, a white sock tied to his pants which hung down into his underwear was found and contained $2,500 cash.

A check of the man’s finger prints through an FBI database revealed Wright had a lengthy criminal history.

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Details for this story were provided by The Eagle-Tribune in North Andover, Mass.

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