Bank robber hires decoys on Craigslist, fools police

 

In an elaborate robbery scheme that's one part The Thomas Crowne Affair and one part Pineapple Express, a crook robbed an armored truck outside a Bank of America branch in Monroe, Wash., by hiring decoys through Craigslist to deter authorities.

It gets better: He then escaped in a creek headed for the Skykomish River in an inner tube, and the cops are still looking for him. "A great amount of money" was taken, Monroe police said, but did not provide a dollar value.

It appears to have unfolded this way, according to a Seattle-based NBC affiliate: around 11:00 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, 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 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.

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11/12/13 10:39 AM by disbeliever

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11/12/13 10:39 AM by disbeliever

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11/12/13 10:37 AM by TFK_DIRT24D

it's a combination of things. 1 lots of homeless drug addicts travel the rails down the highway 2 corridor2. A very old train track with dozens of residential crossings that are poorly marked and inadequate3. Dumb people trying to race or beat a train across crossings that are poorly designed and allow for people to drive around them even when they are activated

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11/12/13 10:37 AM by TFK_DIRT24D

it's a combination of things. 1 lots of homeless drug addicts travel the rails down the highway 2 corridor2. A very old train track with dozens of residential crossings that are poorly marked and inadequate3. Dumb people trying to race or beat a train across crossings that are poorly designed and allow for people to drive around them even when they are activated

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11/12/13 4:15 AM by sparkuri

What I want to know is how people keep getting hit by trains out there.This story really sucks. The only people that get away with theft are in the government.The entire US economy is a Ponzi scheme, but don't you dare try that yourself!

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11/12/13 4:15 AM by sparkuri

What I want to know is how people keep getting hit by trains out there.This story really sucks. The only people that get away with theft are in the government.The entire US economy is a Ponzi scheme, but don't you dare try that yourself!

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11/12/13 3:31 AM by sgotwalks

I see the problem with the link, it doesn't play in Canada. Dammit!

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11/12/13 3:31 AM by sgotwalks

I see the problem with the link, it doesn't play in Canada. Dammit!

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11/12/13 2:43 AM by Tru

  tofu for posting.  great video by 20/20     the homesless guy really ratted him out.  during his practice run he said the homless guy said to him, "hey I know what you are doing" and watched him get into his car, homesless guy called it in they even play his call during the video. he tried to flood the creek to make it deeper and had a jet ski as a get away, but during his practice  run he hit a rock and it was too shallow, so he decided on an inner tube.        

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11/12/13 2:43 AM by Tru

  tofu for posting.  great video by 20/20     the homesless guy really ratted him out.  during his practice run he said the homless guy said to him, "hey I know what you are doing" and watched him get into his car, homesless guy called it in they even play his call during the video. he tried to flood the creek to make it deeper and had a jet ski as a get away, but during his practice  run he hit a rock and it was too shallow, so he decided on an inner tube.        



 

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