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2021-09-28 1:56:53 PM  
6 votes:
All that planning and they couldn't think of gloves and leaving the cell phones at home
 
2021-09-28 3:07:26 PM  
4 votes:
FTFA: Prosecutors say the robbery spree began in the early morning hours on Sept. 14, 2018, when an employee of Trustmark Bank returned home from her second job

Man, fark this shiatty country.
 
2021-09-28 2:14:48 PM  
3 votes:
How the hell did they defeat the time locks? (Article was paywalled for me)

When I worked in branches, like 20 years ago, we had multiple ways to trigger a silent alarm, all over the place. The way you open a safe can be done in different patterns. We were trained to change the pattern in a very slight way to trigger a silent alarm, but still open the vault. Inside the vault were a variety of triggers. Essentially, it's pretty damn hard to force bank employees to do anything without multiple, very difficult to detect opportunities to trigger a silent alarm.

Most robbers hit the teller line and GTFO. It's the best strategy, to move very fast and get the hell away. Going into the vault? That takes time. By the time you reach the vault, an astute employee will have already tripped at least one silent alarm.
 
2021-09-28 2:15:36 PM  
3 votes:

stuhayes2010: Wasn't that a plot to a Billy Bob Thorton movie?  They were the sleepover bandits or something?

/Too lazy to google


Bandits, w/ billybob, Bruce Willis, and Cate Blanchett.  They were called the Sleepover Bandits.
 
2021-09-28 2:25:44 PM  
3 votes:

beezeltown: How the hell did they defeat the time locks? (Article was paywalled for me)

When I worked in branches, like 20 years ago, we had multiple ways to trigger a silent alarm, all over the place. The way you open a safe can be done in different patterns. We were trained to change the pattern in a very slight way to trigger a silent alarm, but still open the vault. Inside the vault were a variety of triggers. Essentially, it's pretty damn hard to force bank employees to do anything without multiple, very difficult to detect opportunities to trigger a silent alarm.

Most robbers hit the teller line and GTFO. It's the best strategy, to move very fast and get the hell away. Going into the vault? That takes time. By the time you reach the vault, an astute employee will have already tripped at least one silent alarm.


Even my home alarm system had that (in my last house). If you are being coerced you enter your code plus one. The alarm in the house goes off and looks disarmed, but it calls the company and they call the police.

Ask me how I found out.

The alarm company wouldn't even accept my password, as I might have been coerced to give it.
 
2021-09-28 2:29:37 PM  
3 votes:
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2021-09-28 1:53:55 PM  
2 votes:
Wasn't that a plot to a Billy Bob Thorton movie?  They were the sleepover bandits or something?

/Too lazy to google
 
2021-09-28 2:47:04 PM  
2 votes:

ciarraic: stuhayes2010: Wasn't that a plot to a Billy Bob Thorton movie?  They were the sleepover bandits or something?

/Too lazy to google

Bandits, w/ billybob, Bruce Willis, and Cate Blanchett.  They were called the Sleepover Bandits.


Based on a great Elmore Leonard book. Great author, lots more great books! Read, America, read!
 
2021-09-28 3:11:51 PM  
2 votes:

beezeltown: How the hell did they defeat the time locks? (Article was paywalled for me)

When I worked in branches, like 20 years ago, we had multiple ways to trigger a silent alarm, all over the place. The way you open a safe can be done in different patterns. We were trained to change the pattern in a very slight way to trigger a silent alarm, but still open the vault. Inside the vault were a variety of triggers. Essentially, it's pretty damn hard to force bank employees to do anything without multiple, very difficult to detect opportunities to trigger a silent alarm.

Most robbers hit the teller line and GTFO. It's the best strategy, to move very fast and get the hell away. Going into the vault? That takes time. By the time you reach the vault, an astute employee will have already tripped at least one silent alarm.


If they have the person's spouse or kid and they think they're going to get a Columbian Necktie at the first sign of sirens, I'm just sayin' they might refrain from using that training and just give them the money.
 
2021-09-28 2:11:02 PM  
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This should happen more!  A lot more! Lets hope something vital was cut.
 
2021-09-28 2:22:11 PM  
1 vote:
Todd Snider - Statistician's Blues
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