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Fireworks and Gasoline

Friday, December 23rd, 2005 • Filed under Banks

Gasoline and Roman Candle CrookA robber attempted to hold up a bank near St. Louis using a pint-sized container of gasoline and a roman candle. He got a teller to fill up a bag with cash. When he thought it wasn’t enough, he demanded more.

Next, he attempted to take a woman hostage — but she escaped. At this point he caught a glimpse of a squad car outside the bank and tried to make a getaway to his rental car, only to be apprehended by police just outside the bank.

He was arrested on $150,000 bail and will be charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. [Source]

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