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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Florida the rules are different here Chapter CVIV

A Florida bank robber who you can set a calendar and clock by. Makes them so much easier to catch by the local police doesn't it? Isn't this a great state or what?

Linked to- Bullwinkle, Jo, Morewhat, Perri Nelson,

Police think they've caught the bomb-in-a-box guy who has been robbing banks.

After he eluded Miami Beach police for weeks, cops think they caught up with him on Monday morning, minutes after he allegedly made off with a stash of cash from the Regions Bank at 1601 Washington Ave.

Police say Monday morning's robbery didn't differ from the last few they think he committed.

The man, who has not yet been identified, walked into the bank at 10:15 a.m., handed the teller a note then placed a box on the counter that he claimed contained a bomb, police said.

After collecting the money, he ran south, then west, through the muggy morning air and continuous traffic.

Miami Beach police were ready for him, though.

A creature of habit, he had committed all of his crimes at the same time on the same days of the week.

A perimeter immediately went up. He was caught two and a half blocks away at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Miami Beach Police think he is behind two other robberies on the beach, as well as one in Lighthouse Point that bore a striking similarity.

The first robbery occurred on April 30 at Colonial Bank at in the 900 block of 41 Street. The second occurred May 13 at the Great Bank of Florida in the 400 block of Ocean Drive. The third robbery was at Flagler Bank, 3650 North Federal Highway, on May 9. The boxes did not contain bombs.

No one was hurt by the casually clad bank bandit but, ''he faces multiple charges,'' said Bobby Williams, Miami Beach police spokesman. ``And since these are the bank robberies the FBI will be involved as well.''

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