Hannah Sabata, a 19 year old Nebraska woman, stole $6000 from a bank in 2012. After the crime she immediately posted a video to YouTube titled “Chick Bank Robber” where she held bundles of cash up to the camera and bragged about what she’d done. She was caught the same day.
A bank robber escaped the scene of a crime by hiring a dozen identically dressed and unwitting civilians to be standing at the exact place and time of the arrival of the armoured car he intended to hijack.
In December 2014, a guy dressed as Santa robbed a bank in San Francisco. The robbery took place during “Santacon”, an annual event in which hundreds of people dressed as Santa swarm Union Square.
In 2006, $8 million were stolen from the Banco Rio branch in Acassuso, Argentina. During the robbery, the robbers ordered pizza for the hostages, sang happy birthday to a female lawyer, and then left a note that said they stole ‘money, not love’ before escaping on a boat.
An elderly man gained the trust of a Belgian bank by bringing the workers chocolates. He was eventually given VIP access to the bank vault. In 2007, he stole $28 million worth of diamonds and vanished.
A bank robber hired decoys on Craigslist and escaped down a creek on a Inner tube.
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.