In 2006, a bank manager in China stole $26,000 from the bank. His plan was to purchase lottery tickets with the intent of winning enough that he could return the money before the theft was discovered and still have some left over for himself. Despite the odds, his plan succeeded.
In 1972 John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a bank in Brooklyn after being inspired by Al Pacino’s performance in ‘The Godfather’, only to be portrayed by Al Pacino himself in 1975’s ‘Dog Day Afternoon’
Pretty Boy Floyd, a bank robber in the 1920’s, would destroy mortgage documents during robberies, which freed many citizens of their debts.
An unassuming middle-aged Texas woman dressed as a male cowboy and robbed several banks without using a weapon. She was eventually caught and served 15 years. Upon her release, “Cowboy Bob,” now 60, robbed another bank and was killed during her escape when she pulled a toy gun on police.
A man robbed a bank by pretending to be a public health official and giving a fatal dose of cyanide to all 16 people in the bank under the pretense of a routine dysentery inoculation.
First bank robbery in Iceland happened in 1984. A man with dual Icelandic-American citizenship pulled off a bank theft during working hours, with a total haul of $74,000 dollars. However, he was arrested while trying to board the plane to the USA.
The largest bank robbery in history happened in Iraq. The day before the U.S. started bombing Baghdad. Almost US $1,000,000,000 was stolen.
A bank robber escaped the scene of a crime by arranging (via Craigslist) for a dozen identically dressed and unwitting civilians to be standing at the exact place and time of the arrival of the armored car he intended to hijack.