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FBI: Man Robbed Bank Wearing Same Clothes He Wore Upon Being Released from Jail

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Christopher Andrew Gibson is accused of robbing a bank while still wearing the clothes he had on when he was released from jail earlier in the day, NBC 7 San Diego reports.

Surveillance video shows Gibson wearing the same button-up shirt he was wearing when he was released from George Bailey Detention Center last month.

Authorities arrested the 26-year-old man this week.

The Well Fargo robbery took place about 14 miles west of the jail.

FBI Dubs Bank Robber ‘Good Grammar Bandit’ for Error-Free Demand Note

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A man accused of robbing banks wrote error-free demand notes that prompted the FBI to dub him the “good Grammar Bandit,” the Associated Press reports.

He’s accused of robbing four banks in metro Denver in less than a week.

His letters were “perfectly typed, spelled and punctuated,” the AP wrote.

The suspect is described as black, short, slender and in his 30s.

Chicago Bank Robber Handed More Than Cash, Helping Lead to His Arrest

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Chicago bank teller who was getting robbed gave up more than $1,700.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the bank employee also handed the robber a global-positioning system that helped the FBI and local police track him down.

The GPS device activated as soon as the robber left the bank, alerting authorities to the suspect’s every move.

When police tracked down 32-year-old Nathan A. Reed, they found $1,660 in cash, wrapped in a bank money band, and the GPS tracker.

He’s scheduled to appear in federal court on Friday.

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FBI Under J. Edgar Hoover Hid Bad News about Agent with Help of Supportive Media

J. Edgar Hoover/fbi photo

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI under J. Edgar Hoover was never as it seemed, and supportive reporters had no qualms changing the narrative to make the bureau look good, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

Take April 6, 1939, when an inexperienced FBI agent shot and killed a bank robber, Bennie Dickson, under questionable circumstances.

The agency changed the details of the case to make the shooting appear to be self-defense, saying Dickson had a gun in his hand, instead of in his waistband.

The case is highlighted in “Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate,” a book about the media’s involvement with the FBI.

The author, Matthew Cecil, called Hoover an “opportunist.”

“In the early 1930s during the war on crime, he saw how the exploits of law enforcement created an appealing story for people,” Cecil said.

Prolific Bank Robber with 2 Monickers Is Busted in Washington State

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The suspect is accused of robbing so many banks that he’s earned two nicknames – the “Elephant Man Bandit” and “Cyborg Bandit.”

Seattlepi.com reports that authorities arrested a 44-year-old Washington state man on suspicion of robbing 30 banks in the Seattle and Marysville areas in the past year.

“(We’re) very elated,” Capt. Steven Paulsen of the Seattle Police Department said Wednesday. “This person has impacted the entire Puget Sound region.”

FBI agents and local police said the man wore latex gloves and covered his face. When he wore a metallic fabric over his face, he was known as the “Cyborg Bandit.” When he covered his head with shirt, he was called “Elephant Man Bandit.”

The man was arrested Tuesday after authorities followed around his van.

Case of the “Badly Beaten Bank Robber”

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

This wasn’t your typical bank robber. 

The young man with a busted lip, facial bruises and a swollen eye walked into a Houston Bank wearing no disguises. He pulled out a pistol and demanded money, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The robber escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

Investigators have dubbed him the “Badly Beaten Bank Robber,” the Chronicle wrote.

Toothless Bandit? Beer Gut Bandit? Bank Robbers Get Unfortunate Nicknames

File photo

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Some serial bank robbers have unfortunate monickers.

Consider these three robbers wanted by FBI agents in San Diego County – the “Toothless Bandit,” the “Beer Gut Bandit” and the “Bomb Bandit.”

The three men are wanted for at least a dozen bank robberies in San Diego County, reports NBC San Diego.

Each bandit got his nickname for various reasons. The Toothless Bandit, for example, had just one tooth in the upper part of his mouth, NBC San Diego wrote.

 

Accused Serial Bank Robber Thanks FBI In Court

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

An accused serial bank robber who led authorities on a two-hour manhunt took time out of his court appearance Wednesday to thank the FBI, the News-Democrat reports.

“The FBI has been very nice to me,” Carl Frederick Kieffer told U.S. Magistrate Stephen Williams during an initial appearance on federal bank robbery charges.

Kieffer, 49, of Spokane, confessed to six bank robberies in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Wyoming.

When authorities found him hiding in an Illinois cornfield, Kieffer was on the run after recently holding up a bank, the News-Democrat reported.