Bank robber returns to crime scene, repays cash

  1. Last Update: Tuesday, June 8, 2004. 11:49am (AEST)

    Bank robber returns to crime scene, repays cash

    A British robber who stole about $300,000 in cash from a bank broke back in a week later to give most of it back, police say.

    The thief got into the Barclays Bank in east London, smashed a window and helped himself to the cash in the automatic teller machine.

    A week later, baffled staff called detectives to say the robber had returned about $270,000.

    "We were contacted by staff saying a large amount of cash had been found in a black bag in the premises," a police spokesman said.

    Police are investigating whether the bizarre double break in, thought to be unique in Britain, was an inside job, The Sun newspaper reports.

    "We know we offer cashback facilities but we didn't expect anything like this," a Barclays insider told the paper."

    -- Reuters
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1126991.htm
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    What are these people smoking or snorting before they commit these crimes????

    I'm sure they're the laughing stock of the jail cell.

    File this case under "DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH!"
  4. by   leslie :-D
    he still kept $30 grand for himself. this is a psychological ploy. people are going to cut him some slack because he returned it but if the headlines were "robber steals $30,000 from bank", it gives one a different perspective.
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    File this under "dumb" but maybe not, as Leslie suggested! LOL!
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    just plain weird. Wendy where DO you get this stuff? It's a welcome break from politics and the war, I have to say.
  7. by   mattsmom81
    LOL!! Wonder what the real mindset was when he (or she) did this??

    A thief who wanted to demonstrate he was smarter than the bank, could break in twice and only takes what he needs??? I LOVE forensic psychology!!!
  8. by   donmurray
    Perhaps he's coming to terms with his premature withdrawal problem!
  9. by   BRANDY LPN
    Quote from donmurray
    Perhaps he's coming to terms with his premature withdrawal problem!
  10. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from donmurray
    Perhaps he's coming to terms with his premature withdrawal problem!

    ???????????????????????????? is this ltd. to bankrobbers??????????????????
  11. by   nekhismom
    That's insane!

    Y'all are crackin me up on this thread, you are!

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