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Posted on 07/21/2010 11:24:23 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "A gunman threatened to detonate a car bomb and claimed links to al-Qaida while robbing an American Express office on the Magnificent Mile this afternoon, police said.
About 4:20 p.m., a man approached a female employee in the American Express travel service office at 605 N. Michigan Ave. at first trying to buy euros and showing her a gun in his waistband as he demanded money, said Near North District Captain Leo Crotty."
SNIPPET: "The man, described as 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and possibly of Middle Eastern descent, went on to instruct all the office employees they had three minutes to hand over all the money they had, Crotty said.
Police believed the robber made off with 15,000 euros in addition to other currency, Crotty said."
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Hat Tip: Freeper Velveeta
Must be some mistake; Mayor Daley doesn’t permit any firearms in Chicago.
ILLINOIS — a busy place today.
They’ll call a nut like this a gunman, but never a bombman. Why?
His new home defense gun told him to do this. Yeah, that’s the ticket.
We did he demand - money orders?
According to the article he demanded euros and took off with about $19,000 in euros and other currency.
Because he had a gun in the waistband and the victim actually saw the gun.
However, calling the suspect a gunman and a possible bombman wouldn’t be out of order.
Yeah, AFTER it crawled out of the closet and crept into his hand.
Hmmm...I guess it's gotta be in tone you use.
LOL...then I would have to respond:
Hey sir, it’s not your lucky day and show him something he just didn’t expect.
It’s really not nice to mess with old ladies.
That’s right, it must have been a toy gun, these wimp tellers had nothing to fear. They were protected by the law.
Some nut wants to rob an American Express office. What will you do? What will you do?
"The man, described as 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and possibly of Middle Eastern descent, went on to instruct all the office employees they had three minutes to hand over all the money they had,
I think this was a mistake due toa language barruer.
The guy prolly got so many 'Pre Approved' AX junk mailers for all their different Credit Cards, he thought the money was already his.
Note to that Obama guy:
You know your economy sucks if armed-robbers are demanding Euros.
But...but...but, did Hizzoner not decree that no guns would be in Chicago?
Did he not re-write the law/ordinance to ensure that no guns would be present in Chicago?
What the hell is wrong with these people?
Hizzoner better put a rifle up someone's butt.
Mayor Shortshanks will order another 25 men for his personal praetorian guard, and then demand the decimation of every tenth person at American Express for allowing a gun into the building.
Another Middle Eastern lunatic going jihad on innocents. At least nobody was hurt or worse.
Now, I think we can call him a ROPber instead of a robber.
Robbing for euro’s...wow.