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Craigslist Used By Innovative Bank Robber!!

Now here's a story that'll most definitely be made into a movie: and I mean a full on Italian Job kinda flick..... Danny Ocean would've been proud of this one!! Here goes: A crook robbed an armored truck outside a Bank of America branch in Monroe, Washington, by hiring decoys through the popular site Craigslist to deter authorities.

It gets even better: He Escaped...... For good!! "A great amount of money was taken", Monroe police said, but did not provide a dollar value. Hmm... must've been quite a few greens eh??
Craigslist is a site that provides local classifieds for jobs, housing,personals, services, events, and anything else you can think of. But this is by far the most innovative use of the classifieds site!!

Here's how it all happened: At around 11:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday, the 21st, the robber, wearing a yellow vest, safety goggles, a blue shirt, and a respirator mask went over to a guard who was overseeing the unloading of cash to the bank from the truck. He sprayed the guard with pepper spray, grabbed his bag of money, and fled the scene.

But here's the hilarious twist. The robber had previously put out a Craigslist ad for "road maintenance workers", promising wages of $28.50 per hour. Recruits were asked to wait near the Bank of America right around the time of the robbery-- wearing, what else?? yellow vests, safety goggles, a respirator mask, and preferably a blue shirt. At least a dozen of them showed up after responding to the Craigslist ad. As it turns out, they were simply placed there to confuse cops who were looking for a guy wearing a virtually identical outfit.

I guess one can safely claim that the economy really is in the toilet when someone this innovative is robbing banks. I for one say let the guy keep the money. His plan was just too ingenious. Let's call it even. What say you'll??

I came across the ad that was for a prevailing wage job for $28.50 an hour --One Of The Unwitting Decoys


Anonymous said...

BoA are the biggest thieves on Earth

They deserved it!


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