FBI: Ohio bank robber lowers hood when told to by bank clerk
May 19 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio bank robber left authorities with clear surveillance photos because he lowered his hood when an employee told him to.
FBI Special Agent Harry Trombitas said the crook, in his mid-20s, and extremely unsmart, entered a Columbus PNC Bank on Wednesday with his dark hood up, covering most of his face. Trombitas said in a statement that the bank has a "no hats, no hoods" policy, so a bank employee told the man to pull his hood down, and he complied providing a clear photo of his face.
The FBI says when the robber got to the counter, he handed the teller a note saying he had a gun and to give him money or he would shoot. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Columbus police haven't announced an arrest.