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Man Tries to Rob Bank on Columbus Day

I sympathize with his frustration. There’s no build-up to Columbus Day, so one might not expect banks to be closed. According to police in East Boston, Massachussets, a would-be bank robber was ready to conduct business on Monday. But he couldn’t get inside the building. The suspect: [...] was spotted by a passing officer at the [...]

Duct Tape Bandit

Proving once again that all you need is duct tape, here’s the story of how police in Poulsbo, Washington, is looking for a robber with an unusual method of disguise: With four banks robbed in [...]

There’s a Bank Robber in One of 19 Cars in the Intersection: What Would You Do?

There’s a bank robber in one of 19 cars at an intersection in Aurora, Colorado. Problem was, the police didn’t know exactly which car. So they did something a bit unusual: Police said they had [...]

How To Be A Successful Criminal

I don’t know the exact steps on becoming a successful criminal – there are so many crimes that you can commit as step 1. But I suspect that steps 2, 3, and 4 usually [...]

Man Orders Beer, Robs Bank, Returns to Bar to Finish Beer

Do you remember that coworker who was always on break? He’s now turned to crime: Authorities say a Tampa Bay area man ordered a beer at a bar, left to rob a nearby bank then came back to finish his beer. [...] A bartender there said Whittle ordered a beer, disappeared for about 30 minutes and then [...]

Charles Bronson Lookalike Not Allowed To Visit Notorious Prisoner

Steve Swatton has been campaigning for years for the release of a “notorious” prison inmate Charles Bronson. Now that he would like to visit the bank robber Swatton is being prohibited by prison officials who may believe that he would swap places with the prison inmate. Which begs the questions: A. Why would Swatton want [...]

A Bank Robber Nicknamed "Shrek"

“Ears” something unfortunate for bank robber David Holyoak of Manchester, England: his distinctive feature made it really easy for the police to identify and locate him! As Holyoak, of Whitefield, Manchester, began a three-and-a-half year jail sentence for robbery yesterday, one officer said: ‘This man only needs to look at himself in the mirror to realise [...]

The Geezer Bandit

Have you seen this old man? He’s the “Geezer Bandit,” a serial bank robber than has robbed three banks so far (once while carrying an oxygen tank!): Authorities say he walked in to a Bank of America branch in Rancho Santa Fe Monday, handed the teller a demand note, and showed a black handgun. It happened [...]