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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 …

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Awww...

...I was kind of rooting for the guy. He had class.

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Almost a smart guy....

...unfortunately for him, it's not so.

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Good effort

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.

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Awwwwwwwwww.

So close...

Free the craiglist one.

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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.

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Shame

It was such a great plan I kind of wanted him to get away with it.

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Booo.

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

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More likely someone snitched,

unlikely someone jotted down a number plate.

Police lie don't they, there really should be a law against it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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It'll be easier to organise flash mobs in prison

Even easier when everybody wears the same outfit! :-)

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