Teller to Bank Robber: We're Closed, Come Back

Improbable fib thwarts robbery
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2012 10:04 AM CDT
Banks. They're always closed when you need them.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Hate the short hours at your local bank? Think how Olga L. Perdomo feels. Last week, she tried to rob Albany Bank and Trust in Chicago, but was thwarted when a wily teller told her the bank was closed, and to come back tomorrow. The full story: Perdomo walked into the bank around 5pm last Thursday, clad in plaid pajama pants and a dark hooded jacket, the Chicago Tribune reports. She handed the teller a note reading, "all of your money, no cops, no dye pack."

But the teller didn't hand over the cash. Instead, she said that the bank was closed, and that Perdomo should come back the next day. Perdomo politely agreed, leaving the bank. On Monday, a bank employee recognized her outside the bank and called the police. She was nabbed along with another man whom police say robbed the same bank for $2,589 a week earlier.

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