Men Try to Rob Bank With Fake Search Warrant

Manager outsmarts criminals armed only with handcuffs
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2009 1:33 PM CST
The five men had handcuffs, a fake warrant and... not a lot else.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Five Nevada men are set to appear in federal court today after allegedly attempting to rob a bank armed only with handcuffs and a fake search warrant. These criminal masterminds claimed that the search warrant entitled them to take all the money out of the bank’s vault, according to the police report. When the bank’s manager saw through their cunning ruse, they slapped the cuffs on him and threatened to kill him.

The manager professed to relent, but said he needed to make a call to get permission to open the vault. Instead, he called security, and demanded the men leave. They did, and found police waiting outside, reports the Las Vegas Sun.