Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Today's installment of Stupid Criminal Tricks can be found on MSNBC's site:

Oops! Pay stub used as bank robbery note

Man initially gets away with $400 but leaves his name, address

updated 10:14 p.m. ET, Mon., Dec. 29, 2008

CHICAGO - The robber's threatening note made a Chicago bank job easy to solve: The FBI says the suspect wrote it on his pay stub. An FBI affidavit said the man walked into a Fifth Third Bank on Friday and handed a teller a note that read "Be Quick Be Quit (sic). Give your cash or I'll shoot."

The robber got about $400 but left half of his note. Investigators found the other half outside the bank's front doors. Authorities say that part of the man's October pay stub had his name and address.

The suspect was arrested at his Cary home. A judge ordered him held without bond Monday. If convicted of bank robbery, he faces 20 years in prison.

To borrow a phrase I saw someone else use recently, "I guess this guy won't miss any Mensa meetings while he's in jail".

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