Fail Bandit: Woman Tries to Rob Banks, Gets Away with Zilch, Leaves in Cab
It isn't often women try to rob banks. Women bandits are generally rare. On Monday afternoon, one woman joined the criminal ranks when she attempted to rob two Bank of America locations...and failed. According to the FBI, the woman pictured went into the Bank of America branch at 2302 Fannin around 3:15 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money, but she left without a dime. She took a cab to another BofA, this one at 1905 West Gray, did the same thing and came away empty-handed. She left again in another cab. Clearly she had cab fare.
I bank at both of these locations and find it highly suspect than anyone would be crazy enough to try and rob them. They have thick bulletproof glass and security. Yet here is Bonnie minus Clyde trying to pull off a heist in broad daylight while talking on a phone and leaving via a completely traceable mode of transportation.
Did I mention she was wearing the same thing at both spots? Yeah, she was wearing sunglasses and carrying a cell phone. She is in her forties (?), 5'7" tall and weighs approximately 160-170 pounds.
What I keep wondering is why she would leave with nothing. Was she in a hurry? Was she too busy on her cell phone to notice whether the teller was complying with her request? And a cab? Really? I wonder if she asked the cab driver to wait for her while she just ran in "for a minute to make a withdrawal."
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Crime Stoppers is offering $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of this woman. Frankly, she should have just tapped into what must be her extensive ties with the criminal underground to rat out some punks and collect money from Crime Stoppers. It would have been easier, and instead of being like $20 in the hole for cab rides, she'd be up a few grand.
Call 713-222-TIPS (8477) if you have any information on Bonnie here.
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