Monday, July 30, 2007

Bank 1, Robber 0

Israel is one of the few countries where people walk into banks carrying guns and no one bats an eyelid. In the last few years, a guard may check for a gun license, but that's due to wanting to catch terrorists, not robbers.

Of course, every once in a long while, you get something like this (source):
A 40-year-old man attempted to rob a Bank Hapoalim bank in Beit Shemesh on Monday, but failed due to the stubbornness of the bank teller.

According to reports, the man gave the teller a note on which was written, "this is a robbery." When the teller refused to give the man money, the would-be robber fled the scene.

The man was arrested a short while later, and now remains in police custody.

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