Saturday, October 4, 2008

Robbers finds accomplices on Craig's list

Danger Room has an article about a robber who recruited unwitting accomplices by placing an ad on Craig's List for people to meet him at a certain location wearing a certain outfit. The robber robbed an armoured car and made his getaway in the confusion of similarly dressed people.

He said he inquired and was e-mailed back with instructions to meet near the Bank of America in Monroe at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He also was told to wear certain work clothing.

"Yellow vest, safety goggles, a respirator mask… and, if possible, a blue shirt," he said.

Mike showed up along with about a dozen other men dressed like him, but there was no contractor and no road work to be done. He thought they had been stood up until he heard about the bank robbery and the suspect who wore the same attire.

Follow up: Bruce Schneier has a post on the same robbery.

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