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Robber hands gun to cashier by mistake during robbery
Telegraph ^ | 1-5-12

Posted on 01/05/2012 8:38:42 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The thief raided the Halifax bank in Cheapside in the City of London and demanded £700,000 in cash from the bank worker.

But after making his demands, the crook - who was wearing shades and a flat cap - handed over his gun to the cashier instead of a bag.

The male cashier froze as the crook realised his mistake and made a grab for his gun before running off as the security shutters came down.

Bank staff immediately raised the alarm, but the thief escaped after stealing a bank worker's bike and pedalling off.

This week bosses at the bank put up a £25,000 reward for information about the robbery and police have also released CCTV of the man just before he entered the bank on October 22 last year.

A spokesman for the City of London Police said this week: "CCTV of the incident appears to show a man threatening a bank employee with a gun, before demanding £700,000.

"The bank's security shutters were quickly activated, leaving the suspect empty-handed apart from an employee's bicycle, which he initially used to make his getaway.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 01/05/2012 8:38:44 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

So was the cashier arrested for gun possession?


2 posted on 01/05/2012 8:40:06 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: proxy_user

lol


3 posted on 01/05/2012 8:40:56 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Sounds like a scene from a Woody Allen movie.

In "Take the Money and Run" he handed the cashier a note and the cashier couldn't read it. She thought it said, "I have a gub."
4 posted on 01/05/2012 8:43:48 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I guess he got the Cheapside. LOL


5 posted on 01/05/2012 8:44:42 AM PST by mardi59
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Can’t be all that difficult to get a handgun there if this guy, who doesn’t seem to know which end the bullets come out of, can get a hold of one.


6 posted on 01/05/2012 8:45:49 AM PST by expat1000
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Try that in Texas and they will carry you out in a body bag.

CC

7 posted on 01/05/2012 8:47:05 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The cashier’s line should have been, “you’re new at this aren’t you”.


8 posted on 01/05/2012 8:49:26 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

All of that practice wasted...’Give them the bag not the gun; give them the bag not the gun; give them the bag not the gun.’


9 posted on 01/05/2012 8:55:13 AM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Shades and a flat cap? It was Elton John Ba Ba Ba Benny and the jets.......


10 posted on 01/05/2012 8:55:43 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Too bad he didn’t steal a Chevy Volt. They would have caught him within two blocks.


11 posted on 01/05/2012 8:58:21 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

lol!


12 posted on 01/05/2012 9:01:21 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: proxy_user

Cashier-gun possession- beat me to it!


13 posted on 01/05/2012 9:03:13 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Larry Lucido

“Too bad he didn’t steal a Chevy Volt. They would have caught him within two blocks.”

Of course he’d be burned to a crisp when they caught him...


14 posted on 01/05/2012 9:10:00 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Many things that are rare now were merely unpopular back then.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Here, hold my gun.

A variation on the “Hold muh beer” meme.


15 posted on 01/05/2012 9:10:01 AM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: proxy_user

The onlything that would have made it funnier is if, during his escape, he tried to crash through the window, only to be stopped and knocked unconscious by the safety glass.


16 posted on 01/05/2012 9:14:09 AM PST by christx30
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To: Sudetenland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UHOgkDbVqc


17 posted on 01/05/2012 9:18:29 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: JimRed; proxy_user
Cashier-gun possession- beat me to it!

Same here. I recall the recent case of an Englishman who found a handgun in his front yard. He took it to the police, thinking it was the right thing to do, but when he got to the station, he was arrested for gun possession.

18 posted on 01/05/2012 9:45:49 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

“Cashier-gun possession- beat me to it!”

“Same here.”

Ditto here. You know something is credible when many predict the same outcome. It must really suck to be a British subject now. No wonder I meet so many in the U.S.


19 posted on 01/05/2012 2:51:41 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Not much different from this, right?

Strength Through Appeasement… Obama to Share US Missile Secrets With Russia

Cheers!

20 posted on 01/05/2012 3:45:49 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The moral of this story is; always lock up your bicycle.


21 posted on 01/05/2012 4:36:34 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Here is a video of him trying to break into a bank the night before!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxolDDBoPu0&feature=related


22 posted on 01/05/2012 5:12:30 PM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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