White Bank Robber Fools Cops With Black Guy Mask
To be fair, it was a really good mask
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 22, 2010 9:59 AM CDT
Conrad Zdzierak is shown with his mask on (left) and without it (right).   (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – Ohio police say they've apprehended a wily white bank robber who threw them off the trail by disguising himself as a black person. Authorities say 30-year-old Conrad Zdzierak would rob the banks in a high-quality mask, then take it off as he drove to his next robbery target, confounding police on the lookout for a black man. He allegedly managed to hit four banks and a CVS within just three hours, ABC reports. His mistake? He never disguised his car.

Police got a report of a vehicle matching the getaway car's description at a hotel and found its interior stained with dye bank tellers had slipped into the money bags. Inside, they found Zdzierak, the money, and “what I'm calling a 'Hollywood quality' mask,” said a police lieutenant. “These things cost $600-$700.” Zdzierak is now in custody on $3 million bail. “You are the type of villain we read about in novels,” the judge told him. For more news from the world of ingenious alleged criminals, click here.

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Stefan Dumitrache
Aug 1, 2015 3:41 AM CDT
Next time you open a stolen money bag wear disposable clothes and gloves and do it inside a larger plastic bag to avoid the tracing paint spreading all over your face and your surroundings. That's my method and nobody caught me yet. In fact, I'm typing this on my phone, on my way to my next robbery. For more tips and tricks on how to rob banks and become a multibillionaire without working a day in your, buy my recently published book, "How to rob banks and become a multibillionaire without working a day in your life".
Nwambe
Apr 24, 2010 2:41 PM CDT
" “You are the type of villain we read about in novels,” the judge told him. " - REALLY?!? The guy could disguise himself, but couldn't figure out that he needs to disguise his car? This is one of those situations where the man's an idiot, and it showed itself quickly :P
JChron
Apr 23, 2010 9:49 PM CDT
Also, 4 banks and a CVS? One of these is not like the other.