Bank Robbery Failed Because of Bad Handwritting

Writing letter

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Bad handwritting foiled a bank robbery because the teller s couldn't decipher the robbers threatening note.

Alan Slattery, a 67 year old retiree, fled empty handed from a Nationwide Building Society branch after the employees couldn't read his message demanding they hand over the cash. If you look hard enough, you can read:

"Your screen won't stop what I've got, just hand over the 10s, and the 20s. Think about your customers."

Slattery made off with 2,400 British Pounds (around $3,300) from a Nationwide branch in his home town St. Leonards. He tried another robbery at a NatWest branch but again left with no money. Police were able to identify him from bank security footage and arrested him near his home. He pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and two counts of an attempted robbery. A judge sentenced him to six years.

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