There are plenty of stories about stupid criminals, but one dumb bank robber may be about to take the prize for stupidest of all.
You don’t need to be a master criminal to know that you need a mask to pull off a bank robbery. A crook from Dunfermline, Fife in Scotland had the right idea but the wrong execution.
So, he got a pillowcase to act as his mask. A fantastic plan you may be thinking, but there was one important problem.
What Did the Dumb Bank Robber Do?
Matthew Davies stormed into a Bank of Scotland bank in the town with a meat cleaver. When he entered the bank, he removed the weapon from the pillowcase and placed the case over his head to conceal his identity.
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The 47-year-old made a major mistake by not making holes for his eyes. Because he could not see, he had to remove the pillowcase and show his face to people in the bank could see his face. Furthermore, there were cameras on the presence.
It’s also worth adding that he did not even put on the pillowcase until he entered the bank, so he was seen on camera regardless.
Despite his blunder, Davies made off with £2000 on the day and left the bank. He was quickly captured when a customer from the bank followed him to his house and then informed police.
Davies appeared at the High Court in Glasgow and pled guilty to assault and robbery. He will be sentenced in the court next month.
So, hardly the smartest criminal but its good his stupidness eventually got him caught. What do you think of this dumb bank robber and his foolish plan? Drop us a comment below telling us your thoughts.