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Armed Santa Claus robs US bank


 

Armed Santa Claus robs US bank

A US bank has been held up by an armed man dressed as a Santa Claus.

Santa Claus robs US bank

Santa threatened to come back and ‘kill everyone’. Photo: ENTERPRISE NEWS AND PICTURES

According to Metropolitan Nashville Police, a man wearing a Santa Claus suit – including hat, beard and moustache and dark sunglasses – robbed a SunTrust Bank, demanding money from a member of staff at gunpoint.

After the teller handed over the cash, the man fled in a grey car.

According to witnesses, the bank clerk had asked the robber to remove his sunglasses but he refused, reached into his sack and pulled out his gun.

He demanded money and told staff if they put dye bombs with the cash he would come back and "kill everyone".

He stashed the money in his sack and fled, telling staff and customers he needed the cash because "Santa needed to pay his elves".

Police have refused to reveal how much money was taken by the suspect, who is described as white, with brown hair and about six feet tall.

A police spokeswoman said it was the first time a Santa suit has been used to pull off a robbery in the area in recent years.

The clothing of choice is usually sweatshirts and sunglasses or a Halloween mask, she added.

It is not unheard of for robbers to wear Santa suits as a disguise.

In the most notorious case, a gang including a man dressed as Santa shot and killed six people and injured several others in a robbery in Cisco, Texas, on December 23, 1927.

Story by www.telegraph.co.uk

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December 23, 2009 - Posted by | Blogroll, Entertainement, Funny, People, Weird

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