My bank was robbed - merged, updated & crime solved
This is a discussion on My bank was robbed - merged, updated & crime solved within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Defensive Arms
People rarely get killed in bank robberies, UNLESS they do something stupid by attempting to resist under the wrong circumstances ...
May 22nd, 2008 08:07 PM
Have you seen my post about what the "EXPERTS" advise you to do? You make it sound like the only dead innocent people in bank robberies are the "foolish" ones.... so how do you explain people being executed in jewelry stores and other places that have highly valuable things where they also have silent alarms and cameras? How is this any different from a bank really?
Originally Posted by Defensive Arms
When is the 'wrong time' to resist?
There is one video on liveleak that shows you several asian women, who ran a jewelry store, after full compliances with the 3 gunmen, were all executed before they left the store. In some situations, the clerks were shot BEFORE a demand was even made...
I hate to say it, but all I just read was pure speculation, as if you knew what was going to happen, like you "read" their game plan or something.... this is not scripted, this ain't a movie.
May 23rd, 2008 01:07 AM
May 23rd, 2008 01:56 AM
May 23rd, 2008 02:00 AM
Trigger-happy CCers who just open fire at the first sight of a perp with a gun in a bank, will very likely find themselves being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As well as being sued by those injured in the incident, and the families of any innocents who may have been killed.
Carrying a concealed weapon is a tremendous responsibility. If you ever draw your gun and fire, you better be ready to prove in a court of law that you had full justification to do so. THINK before you shoot.
I couldn't have said it better.
May 23rd, 2008 10:17 AM
NOT in the State of Georgia... you can even OPEN carry to a privately owned bank.
Originally Posted by Defensive Arms
Also, how would you know that death was imminent, when it only takes a fraction of a second for them to shoot you or another innocent person dead?
I guess that's the signal, when someone's brains are on the floor... you being half dead with a gun shot wound in the chest or some other 'sign' that serious harm/death was imminent.
I have read about people being prosecuted because "their gun was too big."
Originally Posted by BikerRN
May 23rd, 2008 01:36 PM
DEFENSIVE ARMS: Read the "just kidding" part of my post :) You did not say your car at home, so I was engaging in bit of humor.......
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June 13th, 2008 09:45 PM
UPDATE: My bank was robbed...
Five weeks ago I posted a thread about my bank being robbed, and what to do if one was inside when a robbery occurred. http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ouse-bank.html
The same bank was robbed yesterday, perhaps by the same individual. STLtoday - ST. PETERS: 'Boonie Hat Bandit' robs another bank
I was in the bank a few weeks after the first robbery, and they still had no security guard present. From my perspective, nothing had changed. I have been able to limit my visits inside banks, but I haven't eliminated going inside yet. I guess I just need to try harder.
If it is the same guy, he sure seems brazen. Perhaps he figured if he did it once, he could do it again. They got a description of his car this time, though. If he keeps it up, he'll get caught. So far, the authorities attribute 10 robberies to him.
I don't want to rehash the options of what to do in a bank robbery, but I just wanted to give an update, and also a reminder that something like this could happen anytime. This bank went years without being robbed, so the odds of it happening twice in a short span of time were extremely small. Yet it happened.
Maybe he's having to work extra to keep paying his gas bill.
June 13th, 2008 09:49 PM
Grady, my friend, PLEASE sign up for online banking so you won't have to go into the bank!
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June 13th, 2008 09:54 PM
It's hard to argue with that advice!
Originally Posted by sniper58
June 14th, 2008 12:15 AM
I've signed up for cable I-net...I bank 'on-line', now I only get robbed by the internet provider...
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June 14th, 2008 12:57 AM
Yep... on line banking, and ATM card for cash. I never see my bank.
However, "if" I were there, I would likely not do anything but watch. Bank robbers know they may encounter several people and want it to be low key and discrete (reason for notes being passed). They know they couldn't shoot all of the witnesses. It is not the normal form of robbery.
However... it they got carried away with themselves and seemed a real threat to life.... it would be a whole new matter.
June 14th, 2008 01:55 AM
I hear of armed robbers sticking up the same places 2-3 times... one time here in Metro Atlanta one POS robbed a convenient store/ gas station with gardening tools... after the first attempt he was back again just after 2 days... with the same lame gardening stuff.
Originally Posted by grady
IMHO, people like that might as well rob the same places over and over, especially if those places make it so easy for them.
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June 14th, 2008 02:20 AM
Statistically the majority of repeat bank robbers eventually do get caught.
The ones that get away with it completely are few and far between.
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June 14th, 2008 12:54 PM
Find a bank with a drive up.
June 14th, 2008 05:52 PM
My opinion for what it's worth (what you paid for it), banks and armour cars are a very soft target. I really find it hard to believe that they aren't robbed more.
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