Appleton bank robbery suspect ordered to stand trial

Wesley Cox (Outagamie Co. Jail)

APPLETON (WLUK) – The man who allegedly hitched a ride, robbed a bank, and then bought some vodka with the stolen cash has been ordered to stand trial.

Wesley Cox is charged with robbery of a financial institution for the May 29 robbery at Chase Bank.

Cox was bound over trial after a preliminary hearing Wednesday. His arraignment is scheduled for July 16, according to a court official.

According to the criminal complaint, Cox got a ride from a friend of his roommates, and she took him to the bank. After robbing the bank of $2,782, the pair stopped at a liquor store where Cox purchased vodka. Police later pulled them over, and he was found with $2,751 on him. He denied involvement in the robbery.

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