(1999, Washington) A penchant for life's little luxuries led to lousy luck for one bungling burglar. This Seattle bank robber rented a limousine. He instructed the chauffeur to drop him off at Bank of America, and return when contacted by telephone.
The thief presented a teller with a written demand for money, collected his cash and coins, and ran from the bank to a nearby Starbucks. While he was paying for a double latte with stolen coins, an alert customer phoned police and notified them of the criminal's whereabouts.
While waiting for the latte, the bank burglar called his chauffeur from a pay phone and arranged to be picked up outside Starbucks. The police quickly surrounded the store and apprehended the crook, after a brief foot chase, just before his getaway limo arrived. The driver confirmed that he had driven the man to Bank of America, and was returning to pick him up.
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(It happened a half mile from Tim's apartment!)
Reference: Ian Ith of the Seattle Times, SeattleTimes.nwsource.com
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