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FBI: Woman Robbed Bank to Return to Prison

She said she was homeless, had been beaten up

(Newser) - A woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police, authorities say. Investigators say 59-year-old Linda Patricia Thompson told them she wanted to go back to... More »

Bank Robbery Suspect Hails Uber as Getaway Car: Cops

Cops say Luis Mallett apparently needed the cash to settle a bar tab

(Newser) - If you're going to be a 21st-century bank robber, you have to use every modern convenience at your disposal, including flagging an Uber vehicle as your getaway car. CNET reports that a man identified as 29-year-old Luis Mallett allegedly robbed a Santander Bank in Weymouth, Mass., on Monday, giving... More »

Alleged Bank Robbery Attempt Fails Spectacularly

And not just because the suspect crashed into a police car

(Newser) - Police say a would-be bank robber tried to pull a heist in Long Island, but pretty much everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Authorities say a man with a shotgun entered a Bank of America in Hempstead about noon Saturday and demanded cash, reports NBC New York . His... More »

Guy Gets Cab Ride to, From Bank Robbery

Police say suspect had taxi drive him to bank, then airport

(Newser) - Authorities say a man who held up a Denver bank got a cab ride to and from the robbery. The Denver Post reports the FBI is asking for the public's help to find the suspect. Authorities say the man took a cab to the bank, asked the driver to... More »

Cops: Cold Hand Bandits Rob 23 Banks in 7 Months

Police are worried the robberies will turn violent

(Newser) - Police are hoping to find three men they say are responsible for robbing 23 Los Angeles-area banks since November before things turn violent, NBC News reports. According to CBS Los Angeles , the men have been dubbed the Cold Hand Bandits because they always walk into a bank with one hand... More »

Cops: Babysitter Takes Kids Along for Bank Robbery

She claimed there was a man threatening to hurt them

(Newser) - Apparently the Babysitters Club turned into more of a Babysitters Gang as they got older. The Coloradoan reports a 28-year-old babysitter allegedly used the two children she was taking care of to rob a bank Friday in Severance. Authorities say Rachel Einspahr pulled up to the drive-thru at the Colorado... More »

Captain America Suspected in Armed Bank Robbery

Iron Man was right

(Newser) - It seems squaring off against Iron Man was just the start for Captain America, as the one-time hero is now suspected of robbing a Kentucky bank. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports three men—one of them dressed in a Captain America mask and Captain America sweatshirt—robbed a City National Bank... More »

Thieves Tunnel Through Bank Roof, Steal $280K

And they didn't even trigger an alarm

(Newser) - Thieves stole $280,000 in cash and valuables from a Brooklyn bank over the weekend. The most impressive part: They didn't even trigger an alarm. Police were only tipped off to the robbery at the HSBC branch in Borough Park when employees arrived on Monday and found a tunnel... More »

Bank President, Suspect Dead After Oklahoma Bank Robbery

Bank president shot, suspect killed during police pursuit

(Newser) - A bank president was fatally shot during a robbery Thursday in eastern Oklahoma, officials said, and one of two suspects in the bank robbery was killed after an ensuing car chase. FBI spokesman Terry Weber told the Oklahoman that a bank employee was killed during the robbery about 10am at... More »

Here's What Happens When You Try to Rob a Bank With a Stick

Nice try

(Newser) - In what's surely the saddest bank-robbery attempt of 2016 so far, cops say a California woman tried to rob a bank, and it may have been her intimidating weapon-of-choice that caused her criminal endeavors to crash and burn. Per the Daily Breeze , the woman allegedly walked into a Bank... More »

Cops: Teen Bank Robber Was Trapped in Doors

Detroit teen was imprisoned within moments of receiving cash

(Newser) - A teenage would-be bank robber in Detroit found himself imprisoned—and presumably regretting one or two life choices—within seconds of being handed money at a bank on Monday, police say. A police spokesman tells the Detroit Free Press that the 15-year-old gave a teller a note claiming he had... More »

Bank Robber Writes a Holly Jolly Demand Note

Give me money, and also, Merry Christmas

(Newser) - Georgia police say a bank robber gave a teller a note that both demanded cash and wished the teller a merry Christmas. Gwinnett County police said in a news release that they are looking for a man who entered a BB&T bank in Buford on Monday and handed a... More »

Bank Robbery Suspect Interrupts Live TV Report

'I gotta go here and call 911'

(Newser) - If a reporter is going to cut his segment short, "I need to call 911" is probably a good reason. On Tuesday, Adam Sallet of KIMT was reporting live outside a Rochester, Minn., bank that had been robbed a day earlier when a bank employee came running out of... More »

Cops: 14-Year-Old Robbed Bank Outside Cleveland

Kids these days

(Newser) - Authorities in Ohio say a 14-year-old boy wearing a backpack used a note to rob a bank in suburban Cleveland last month. Police in the city of Euclid say the Cleveland teen was arrested Monday and is being charged in juvenile court. They say they quickly identified the boy and... More »

Cops: Bank Robbers Posed With Cash on Facebook

Ohio suspect had only been out of prison a few weeks

(Newser) - There's dumb criminals , dumb selfies , and then there's this guy. Police in Ohio say their search for a bank robber was made easier when suspect John Mogan and his girlfriend posted photos on Facebook of themselves posing with big wads of cash, the Circleville Herald reports. The 28-year-old,... More »

Father-Daughter Duo Arrested After 150mph Chase

A lesson in parental bonding from Texas

(Newser) - Father-daughter bonding is important. But not like this. Not like this! NBC DFW reports a 41-year-old man and his 19-year-old daughter were arrested after allegedly robbing a North Texas bank at gunpoint and leading police on a high-speed chase yesterday. Michael Bailey is suspected of robbing the bank then getting... More »

Report: 600 Shots Fired in Bank Robbery 'Excessive'

2 suspects, 1 hostage were killed in Stockton shootout

(Newser) - California police managed to stop three alleged bank robbers who they say took off in a getaway car with three hostages last year, but it took 600 bullets from 32 officers in one of the most violent conflicts between cops and criminals in law enforcement history, according to a new... More »

Bank Robbers May Have Sinister New Scheme

For second time, an employee's family is abducted in Tennessee

(Newser) - An unusual bank robbery took place in Knoxville, Tennessee, yesterday, in which the robbers took the family of a bank employee hostage first, reports ABC News . More troubling: Pretty much the same thing happened in the same area in April. “There are very strong similarities between the two robberies,... More »

Report: Ex-Prof Robs Bank for Own Film

Joseph Gibbons allegedly recorded robbery on camcorder

(Newser) - An offbeat former professor allegedly robbed a Manhattan bank on New Year's Eve and filmed it as part of an "art" project, the New York Post reports. Joseph Gibbons, 61, was charged yesterday with robbing a Capital One branch in Manhattan of $1,000 while holding a camcorder.... More »

Bank Robbery Suspect Makes the Most of Mug Shot

Michael Whitington flashes his pearly whites

(Newser) - A man captured after authorities say he tried to flee a bank robbery in Denver doesn't seem too upset about his capture and subsequent charge. The mug shot taken after 45-year-old Michael Whitington's Sept. 23 arrest shows him with a broad, toothy smile and his eyes open wide.... More »

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