Police in Philadelphia are looking for a man who robbed several people at gunpoint on October 5th at a Chinese take-out restaurant. He stole the victims’ phones, their wallets, and a “hoverboard.” Yep, people are getting robbed for their hoverboards now.
You can still step outside your door right now and have your pocket picked (or the modern version, having your iPhone snatched right out of your hand while you’re talking on it). But as these 19th century-early 20th century illustrations suggest, pickpockets and muggers used to be the pressing concern of the day.
Is there a bank robbery that isn't at least a bit bizarre? Consider the "Geezer Bandit," who's held up at least 16 banks and is either an elderly man, or doing a convincing job imitating one. That's kind of weird, right? But it's small potatoes in the realm of bank-robbing. Here are six of history's most mind-boggling…
Halloween brings out the masked men and women, and for one Brooklyn bank, that meant a masked criminal. A man in a red skeleton mask stole $8,000, only to be thwarted by a Hasidic vigilante group.
C'mon folks, this is just getting ridiculous. After a Ninja Turtle held up a Wendy's in Wisconsin, a Spider-Man-masked bandit and his accomplice heisted a convenience store in Oklahoma City last week. J. Jonah Jameson was a visionary.