In 2009 a man dressed as Santa robbed a Tennessee bank claiming he needed the money to “pay his elves”.
In Brazil it’s so common to get robbed in the streets that a lot of people carry an extra cellphone (they call it the “thief’s phone”) so they can give it to the robber when the crime happens.
Lawrence John Ripple robbed a bank and then waited in the lobby, later telling the investigators he’d rather be in jail than with his wife.
A wanted robber known as “Roofman” created a secret hideout inside a Toys “R” Us. He played with toys, watched DVDs, ate baby food, and installed a baby video monitor to keep an eye on the store.
3 men whom broke into a luxury store in Germany and ran off with $6.8M worth of jewelry. They left behind a piece of evidence, sweat. DNA analysis led to not one but two suspects- identical twins. They couldn’t determine from which one. They went free.
A man walked into a Walmart wearing an employee vest, told a cashier that they were wanted in the office, helped the remaining customer in line, emptied the cash register, then walked right out. He may have robbed 3 other Walmart locations as well.
The “Grandpa Gang,” a group of men the oldest being 76, committed the biggest bank robbery in English history. After climbing down an elevator shaft and drilling through a concrete wall they stole more than $200 million in cash and jewels.
A Chicago man once robbed a Subway and then crossed the street to buy a Potbelly sandwich with the money.
Two Chicago men once tried to rob a restaurant with a squirt gun, but the owner told them he was too busy right now and to come back in an hour. They did. And the police were waiting for them.