World’s Strangest

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Pro Tip: Don’t Rob Banks Where the Tellers Know You By Name

Especially if you’re on a first-name basis with them: During one robbery the teller actually recognized her, asking Heffernan, “Do you want to make a deposit Kerri?” No, Kerri wanted to make a withdrawal. But before she could complete the transaction, police in Whitman, Massachusetts arrested her for this bank robbery and on suspicion of three others. Link [...]

Bank robber shoots his own foot

A lookout for a bank robbery in Brazil managed to shoot himself in the foot during the ill-fated raid. Three men burst in to a bank in northern Parana…

Gang dig 100ft tunnel to steal £6000

In a bizarre robbery a gang spent six months digging a tunnel to steal money from a cash machine. Digging through the dirt under the street the crimin…

Man Tries and Fails to Rob Convenience Store Using a PlayStation Controller

This doesn’t seem like a good plan for a robbery. According to a local news report, the suspect: [...] hid the game controller in his pocket and pretended it was a gun as he tried to rob the Sun Food Store on 62nd Avenue S. He was arrested by a police officer who walked into the store [...]

Clever Bandits

These aren’t your garden variety crooks. Oddee has a neat list of 8 bandits that elevate crime to an art form. For example, read about Anthony J. Curcio, the guy who hired decoys on Craigslist for a bank heist: In an elaborate robbery scheme, a crook robbed an armored truck outside a Bank of America branch [...]

10 Great Train Robberies

1. The First Train Robbery in the West Although Jesse James popularly gets credit for committing the first train robbery, the following robbery actually predates his: On November 5, 1870, just west of Reno, NV, a Central Pacific passenger train was overtaken by a gang of robbers who’d been tipped off that the train was carrying [...]

Armed Santa robs bank

In a bizarre robbery this week a man dressed up as Santa was anything but generous when he entered a bank in the US wearing dark sunglasses and de…

Bank Notes

The blog Bank Notes is a collection of real robbery notes from all over. They aren’t literary masterpieces, but some are interesting, along with sparse details of the actual robbery. Link -via Metafilter