Burlingame bank robber blames economy

August 18, 2008 6:04:00 PM PDT
31-year-old Elmer Reyes was arrested last week after a chase down Interstate 880. He crashed his car and the money got scattered across the freeway, in Hayward.

According to prosecutors, Reyes told police during an interrogation that the economy drove him to rob the bank -- they didn't elaborate further, but Reyes is scheduled to enter a plea on armed robbery charges, next week.