David E. Clark, 36, faces up to 20 years in prison at a later sentencing.
According to court records and a media release by federal prosecutors:
On July 28, 2014, Clark wore an orange construction worker vest when he stole more than $3,000 from the Commerce Bank, 118 W. 47th St.
He entered the bank, pulled a note from his pocket and handed it to a teller, who ignored it. Then he ordered the teller to give him $100’s, 50’s and $20’s, which the teller did.
Clark walked out, went around the corner and left a parking garage driving a white truck with a concrete company sign on the side.
Police found Clark and arrested him in less than a half hour.
The owner of the truck told investigators he drove it to a meeting earlier and gave a ride to Clark, who was an independent contractor for his company.
He was going to give Clark a ride elsewhere after the meeting, he said, but when he got out Clark and the truck were gone.
Clark, apparently, had planned to run a quick errand.