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DA: Man tried to rob bank day after pleading guilty in death of dog at daycare

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Posted at 9:53 AM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 10:03:08-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man tried to rob a bank a day after he pleaded guilty to causing the death of a dog at a dog daycare, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Jarrod Dillman, 23, is charged with one count of attempted robbery and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Investigators say Dillman walked into the M&T Bank on Elmwood near Breckenridge on November 7 and gave the teller a forged check with a note on the back directing the teller to give him cash and not call police. The teller refused.

A day before the attempted robbery, Dillman pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals for throwing a three-year-old Havanese mix against the wall of a dog daycare on Niagara Street in August and repeatedly kicking it. Dillman worked there as an attendant. He was out on $5,000 bond at the time of the attempted robbery.

Prosecutors say Dillman was found in possession of a small amount of crack cocaine at the time of his arrest following the attempted robbery.

He is due back in court on December 16.