Robber Told Bank He Was Fed Up With Bailouts

Gets away after SF bomb-threat heist
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2009 3:20 PM CDT
This photo released by the SFPD shows the suspect in a recent bank robbery.   (San Francisco Police Department)
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(Newser) – Police are looking for a man who robbed a San Francisco branch of Bank of America—ostensibly out of disgust for corporate bailouts, the Chronicle reports. The man requested a meeting with a manager and told him he represented “a corporation” concerned with the bailouts—before threatening to detonate a bomb he claimed to have in a briefcase. The robber told bank personnel the large amount of cash “would go to people who deserve it.”