Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fake Guards

Following on to our earlier article about fake trucks, the Washington Post has an article about a criminal who dressed up as a security guard and walked out of a bank with $100,000 in cash.

About an hour after the robbery, the genuine Brinks guard arrived at the bank branch and was told that another guard had completed the day's cash pickup.

Only after returning to his office did the Brinks driver tell his supervisors that he did not make a pickup at the Wachovia branch, police said. Brinks officials contacted the bank, and a branch manager called D.C. police about 8 p.m., almost 11 hours after the theft.

The technique isn't always effective though, SFGate has an article about another thief who tried the same thing and got caught (with $640,000) before the could leave a Brinks facility.

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