Goth Bonnie & Clyde Busted in $7.5M Heist

Luckless pair go from folk heroes to figures of ridicule in song
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2008 3:34 PM CST
This undated photo provided by the FBI shows Nicole Boyd. Three people accused of stealing more than $7 million from an armored car company pleaded not guilty Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, in federal court....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Lover of vampire novels Roger Dillon and girlfriend Nicole Boyd—dubbed the "goth Bonnie and Clyde" on a popular Internet site—thought they'd planned the perfect crime. Dillon worked at an Ohio armored car firm, where he gleaned valuable inside info. On Thanksgiving weekend, he and Boyd looted $7.4 million from the company's safes and fled to West Virginia, according to law enforcement authorities. The FBI busted them five days later.

"It sounds like a good plan, I know,” said a police chief. “But they left a trail like Hansel and Gretel leaving the crumbs in the forest." They pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that could see them spending up to 25 years in jail, the New York Times reports. The song "Dumb as Dillon" has become a hit on local radio.