Police say they've caught the armored truck robber who craftily recruited a crowd of unwitting, identically-dressed accomplices on Craigslist to serve as decoys for his getaway. On Monday, 28-year-old Anthony Curcio was nabbed by FBI agents and local police in a Target store parking lot on suspicion of robbery of the first …
...I was kind of rooting for the guy. He had class.
Almost a smart guy....
...unfortunately for him, it's not so.
Like the plan, particularly the flashmob-distraction tactics. Well thought-out, and reasonably well-executed.
Nice to see it got foiled by some smart guy being suspicious of odd stuff and so making an innocuous note of the licence plate. Smart work.
Free the craiglist one.
Better effort than most
To be fair to this guy his plan was about a hundred times smarter than most robbers could manage. Getting caught because of a vigilant (or nosey) citizen spotting something slightly related a couple of weeks earlier and bothering to tell the police was plain bad luck.
note: He, like most criminals deserves to be caught and punished, my point is merely that he applied more thought than most.
It was such a great plan I kind of wanted him to get away with it.
Sloppy tradecraft let a good caper down.
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Top policing and well done to that observant person! Shame more aren't like that
More likely someone snitched,
unlikely someone jotted down a number plate.
Police lie don't they, there really should be a law against it.
What a hero
He even stole the inner tube for his escape and someone else's wireless to create the caper! I bet he even nicked the unique choice of clothes from someone's washing line.
He's properly cattle-trucked then.
"....using someone else's wireless signal from his laptop,....."
Robbery - 6 months.
Assault - 18 months.
Unlawful access to a computer system with criminal intent - oops, that'll be the one where the key gets thrown away then.
his biggest mistake
Was not working in the banking or wall street trader industry where he could have stolen billions and never been questioned and never serve a day.
It'll be easier to organise flash mobs in prison
Even easier when everybody wears the same outfit! :-)