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Cops and Robbers.

11.14.2008

I love stories of thievery, detective work and social engineering. It's one of the things I really enjoyed about working in L.P. at Hollywood. When reading this story about a foiled bank robber, I was reminded that retail stores will often use the same technique to dissuade potential thieves. (The bandit was caught later.)

I was also delighted to read this story from last week where a bank robber's inner tube-driven escape was aided by a phony job posting on Craigslist. It was another one of those "I'm gonna hear about this on Wait Wait" moments. (This bandit was also caught later - he should have worked a little harder on his internet anonymizing techniques.)

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