Two Bank Robberies Happen Blocks Apart by Different Suspects

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It was kind of like this
Two bank robberies were carried out by suspects who used classic, almost movie-made tactics: one suspect used the finger-in-the-jacket move, the other slipped a note to the teller demanding money.

The bank robberies were attempted yesterday afternoon, just blocks away from each other by suspects with similar descriptions, but police are investigating the crimes as unrelated.

The suspect in each robbery was described as a man in his 50s, but the tactics used in the robberies were different, which is unusual if the crimes were related, said police spokesman Albie Esparza. Normally, Esparza said, a person will use the same tactics when committing similar crimes.   

At 1:05 p.m. Thursday, a man in his 50s walked into the Bank of the West on Front Street and demanded money from a teller. He tried to stick up the bank by pretending to have a gun, using the classic finger in the jacket pocket move, according to what the teller told the police. He then turned around and left without getting any money, perhaps fearing his plan was ill thought out and that the jig was up.

Then at 1:38 p.m., another bank was hit, this time on the first block of Post Street. The suspect was also described as man in his late 50s, but instead of pretending to have a gun like the other suspect, this one simply handed the teller a note demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled.

The police don't have any suspects in custody.


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Flax Glor
Flax Glor

But wouldn't somebody that tried a tactic that didn't work then change tactics? And they're both described as "a man in his 50's". Great police work here!

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