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Bank Robberies

‘Acid Bandit’ Wears Ridiculous Fake Beard In Terrifying Bank Heist

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.07.2016 | Crime

With his unconvincing fake beard, this man may appear unthreatening. But the FBI describes the bank robber as "armed and dangerous." Agents dubbed him...

Bank Robbers Wrap Up Head-To-Toe In Aluminum Foil For Heist

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.12.2016 | Crime

Bank robbers in southern Brazil donned a highly unusual disguise for a heist. The duo covered themselves from head to toe in aluminum foil for the ear...

'Dirty Jobs' Star Mike Rowe Offers Alibi After Lookalike Robs Bank

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.06.2016 | Crime

Mike Rowe, host of the TV series "Dirty Jobs," on Wednesday declared he's not the guy who robbed a bank this week in Medford, Oregon, after police sai...

World's Dumbest Bank Robber Can't Figure Out How Doors Work

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 12.17.2015 | Crime

Police in Omaha are looking for a pair of suspects wanted in a bank robbery -- but if the video released to the public is any indication, it shouldn't...

Dog The Bounty Hunter's Stepdaughter Arrested For Allegedly Robbing Hawaii Bank

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.23.2015 | Crime

The 35-year-old stepdaughter of reality TV star Duane Chapman, better known as "Dog the Bounty Hunter," was arrested Sunday for allegedly robbing a ba...

Woman Guilty Of Robbing 3 Banks In Half Hour For Daughter's Party

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.28.2015 | Weird News

An accused thief told a court she held up three banks in May to raise money for her daughter's graduation party. Cindy Sanchez Carabeo, 50, of Brandon...

FBI Nabs The Cyborg Bandit

Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime

The FBI says it has caught the two suspected bandits believed to be responsible for 30 bank robberies in the Seattle area -- and it turns out, they we...

Suspect Robs Bank Over Negative Balance: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.14.2013 | Weird News

Almost everyone has had a negative bank balance, but it's doubtful most people would react the way James Patrick Andrews did when he discovered he was...

Bank Robber Guilty Of Having Most Ridiculous Name Ever

Posted 08.13.2013 | Weird News

If he was shooting for jail time, he lived true to his name. Ulysses Corwin Nevermissashot -- yes, that's his real name -- was arrested Tuesday in ...

Bank President Meets Robber - With A GUN

Posted 11.01.2012 | Crime

Chalk this bank robbery up to child's play. A Missouri robbery suspect wearing a Chucky mask was thwarted by a Colt .380 handgun -- held by the ban...

Woman Robs Bank, Gets Caught Because The Employees Know Her

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business

Pro tip: If you rob a bank, don't choose one where you’re on a first name basis with employees. That’s news to Kerri Ann Heffernan of Bridgewat...

'5K Bandit' Strikes SAME BANK For Third Time

Posted 09.13.2012 | Crime

California cops are on the hunt for a man who robbed the same bank for the third time in just over a year. The '5K Bandit' -- named by Los Alamitos...

FBI Questions Bank Manager Forced To Rob Own Bank

Posted 09.06.2012 | Crime

FBI officials questioned a Los Angeles bank manager on Wednesday after she was strapped to a supposed bomb and forced by two thieves to steal money fr...

Catherine New

Meet The Cash Killers

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.07.2012 | Money

Louise Collis likes to ride her bike around the Clarendon Hills suburb of Chicago. What she doesn't like is change -- as in spare change jangling in h...

'Have A Nice Day' Bank Robber Grew Increasingly Less Pleasant

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- These bank tellers probably did not have such "nice" days. A Maryland bank robber who told victims to "have a nice day" once he was d...

Top 5 Best Bank Robberies Caught On Tape

newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 12.03.2011 | Crime

With the rise in surveillance cameras and video sites like YouTube, bank robberies are caught on camera all the time. Sometimes, footage is release...

8 Wacky Crime Facts

newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 10.29.2011 | Crime

Did you know that 95 percent of the music downloads in the United States are downloaded illegally? Or did you know that an estimated 10,000 prostitute...

Bank Robberies Most Likely To Happen On Fridays, FBI Says

Reuters | ELLEN WULFHORST | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Bank robberies in the United States take place most often in mid-morning, on Fridays and in southern and western states, according to gover...

Man Used Fake Soda Can Bomb To Rob Suburban Bank, Feds Say

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Crystal Lake man who was nearly $1 million behind on loan payments at a Wauconda bank is charged with attempting to rob the bank in February using a...

Patricia Edwards: Bank Robber Says She Held Up Bank Branch Because It Was On Her 'Bucket List'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Leukemia patient Patricia Edwards says that when she decided "on impulse" to rob a bank last week, she was just trying to tick off another item on her...

Paris Bank Robbers Dig Way Into Vault

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Daring robbers have dug their way into the basement of a Parisian bank, and may have stolen the contents of up to 200 safety deposit boxes. The th...

Denver Banks More Dangerous Than Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

After a week of sensationalist headlines wrongly insinuating a non-existent link between medical marijuana dispensaries and increased violence, we were compelled to provide a voice of reason.

Nixon-Masked Robber Holds Up 2 L.A. Banks

go.com |    | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The FBI says it's looking for a man who robbed a pair of Los Angeles banks wearing a rubber mask of former president Richard Nixon. ...

The Butch Cassidy Revival: Bank Robberies Keep the West Wild

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

At least five banks have been robbed since April, the most recent on Sept. 22. The banks all lie a few hours south of Telluride. The news would, no doubt, have made Butch Cassidy proud.

Bank Robberies In Spain Up 20 Percent

nytimes.com | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BARCELONA -- The 52-year-old contractor was desperate to save his business. Unable to pay his workers and facing bankruptcy, Ausencio C. G., as Spanis...