Monday, March 16, 2009

Michigan bank robber: master of stealth

He was a master of cunning, making it nearly impossible for the police to catch him.

Well, almost.

Last week, a 24-year old man robbed a Chase Bank branch in Lathrup, Michigan. Before the robbery, he disguised his identity by drawing a beard and mustache on his face with a black Sharpie (see photo).

With money in hand, the man tried to make a get-away and elude would-be followers by driving down a highway going west in the eastbound lane.

The police gave chase, but the chase ended abruptly when the man accidentally made a quick turn-- into the parking lot of a local police station.

The man was arrested and charged with armed robbery and avoiding arrest. Police and local taxpayers are grateful for any thief who delivers himself to the station.
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