Man Told Cops He Robbed A Bank Because He 'Decided To Try Something New'

By Bill Galluccio

March 22, 2019

Xengxai Yang, 19

A Wisconsin man was arrested after police say he pulled out a gun and demanded $10,000 from an employee at the Community First Credit Union in Appleton, Wisconsin. The teller handed Xengxai Yang the money, then Yang zip-tied her hands before leaving the bank.

When police arrived, they spotted Yang walking away from the bank wearing black clothing and what appeared to be a ski mask. Officers stopped Yang to question him and when they searched him they found a modified .22-caliber rifle with a round in the chamber, extra rounds of ammunition, zip ties, and the cash he allegedly stole from the bank.

Yang admitted to committing the robbery and told police that he had "decided to try something new today, so I robbed a bank." He claimed that the robbery was unplanned, but did not explain why he had zip ties and extra ammunition on him when he was taken into custody.

Yang was charged with robbery of a financial institution with a dangerous weapon and is being held in jail on a $250,000 cash bond.

Photo: Outagamie County Jail

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