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California Bank Robber Pays $1000 for Getaway Car to Santa Cruz

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A good rule of thumb in bank robbery: make sure you’ve got a ride home. While a California bank robber may have forgotten his getaway ride, he’s well-schooled in the theory that “money talks”--$1,000, at least, speaks volumes.

Witnesses on the street say that the male bank robber was offering $1,000 to people on the street, anyone willing to offer a getaway “lift” following the robbery.

Money talks—and at least the bank robber seems smart enough to know that fact well, and the cash apparently worked: the man, whom police believe to be a transient, is nowhere to be found.

A Capitola, California, man between age 40-50 may have entered a bank penniless but came out a lot richer. Police won’t say how much the bank robber made off of the heist—but it couldn’t have been too bad, considering his “taxi fare” offering.

Entering the financial institution before afternoon close on a Saturday afternoon, the robber first ordered up some twenties and hundreds from the bank’s teller, then quickly took things into his own hands: the bank robber jumped the counter and pushed the teller aside, instead helping himself to the bank’s till.

A block away from the bank site, passersby claim that a man was known to have been offering up $1,000 cash--to anyone willing to provide some immediate transport to the city of Santa Cruz, California. Rather alarmingly, despite the small sizes of the respective Capitola and Santa Cruz cities, police departments and CHP have been unable to find the thief.

Police state that they are seeking to interview anyone who may have given the bank robber a ride.

Simultaneously, police will also offer a free ride, and stay in, jail--for anyone dumb enough to admit to giving the bank robber a ride, therefore legally becoming an accomplice in a bank robbery. Yes, you can be held responsible for a crime. If they can't find the bank robber, you'll do, just fine.

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