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Best Robbery Evah!

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081003-bank-robber-crowdsources-disguise-to-craigslist-floats-away.html

"Craigslist is a great place to sell that beat-up sofa or (for the supervillains among us) recruit your next batch of henchmen. Now, thanks to a Monroe, WA man, "bank robbery decoys" has joined the list of creative uses of the grassroots classifieds service.

According to The Seattle Times, a Craigslist ad was placed last week, offering road construction work at $28.50 per hour in Monroe, WA, a city northeast of Seattle. About a dozen men replied to the ad, and all received instructions to show up outside a Bank of America wearing a yellow vest, safety goggles, a respirator mask, and a blue shirt.

As the men gathered outside the bank within the proper attire, however, another man wearing the same getup used pepper spray on a guard transporting cash from an armored truck into the bank. The suspect grabbed the duffel bag, ran 100 yards to Wood Creek, and made his getaway (floataway?) on what police believe to be an inner tube. Seattle FBI spokeswoman Robbie Burroughs told the Times that armored car robberies are "quite uncommon," and that she's never heard of an inner tube serving as a getaway vehicle. "

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spiritchaser1
Oct. 6th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
I gotta admit, that's rather clever.
msrlapin
Oct. 7th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
This is a robbery that almost veers into performance art.

Wonder how much the robber got away with?
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