Wachovia on Wrightsboro robbed

A dye pack explodes as a suspected bank robber escapes.
Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:15 PM
Last updated 5:00 PM
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He is not in custody yet, but police have no doubt they will catch a suspect in this morning’s bank robbery on Wrightsboro Road red-handed.

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According to Witnesses, a medium built black man came into the Wachovia branch at 3430 Wrightsboro Road, and handed the clerk a note demanding money.  Special
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According to Witnesses, a medium built black man came into the Wachovia branch at 3430 Wrightsboro Road, and handed the clerk a note demanding money.

Police said the red dye pack was hidden in cash the robber had stolen and that it exploded in his pants as he ran from the scene.

The suspect had robbed the store shortly before 10 a.m.

Police believe he got into a 2005 black and gray Chevy Impala and drove away, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ken Rogers.

The holdup was the second of the morning. An employee of the Express Cash on 13th Street was robbed about 9:30 a.m. by a man with a gun.

The series of bank holdups in Richmond and Aiken counties has authorities taking measures.

“We’re doing what we need to do, but we hope that everyone is cognizant of the fact that robberies can happen anywhere,� Sheriff Ronnie Strength said. “People just need to take notice of their surroundings.�

The sheriff’s department also suspects several of the recent robberies might be connected to one man, Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Peebles said. Dubbed the “Scarecrow� because of his resemblance to the masked villain from the recent Batman movies, this one robber is believed to have committed at least three bank robberies since early February.

“We’re not saying they absolutely were committed by the same person but there is the strong possibility that at least a couple of them are connected,� Lt. Peebles said. So far, police do not believe that the “scarecrow� committed this morning’s bank robbery.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 04/30/09 - 02:27 pm
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Put sharp shooters in each

Put sharp shooters in each facility - at random - "surprise" the robbers - don't have to kill them, just 'disable' them and let them pay their own medical bills.
We have recently found out what good sharp shooters can do - those three pirates of course did not need any medical care.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 04/30/09 - 02:32 pm
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Failed to mention that if all

Failed to mention that if all financial facilities were to get together and pay a good salary for those hired I bet they can put a big dent into crime. A local security company could probably put such a group together (and not take the biggest part of the pay, after all it would be a great humanitarian cause.)

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 04/30/09 - 05:21 pm
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LOL this is a youtube video

LOL this is a youtube video what an idiot

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 04/30/09 - 05:44 pm
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Is that a dye pack in your

Is that a dye pack in your pants, or are you just glad to see me?

mad_max
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mad_max 04/30/09 - 05:57 pm
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I'll give this one a 6 out of

I'll give this one a 6 out of 10. I took away points because he was too stupid to notice the dye pack but I gave him points for having his hat on pointed in the right direction, a shirt with a collar, and having his britches pulled up around his waist. The video was bad so I couldn't judge him on whether his shoes were laced up or not. I guess it's getting too warm for hoodies. Too bad there wasn't an armed citizen in the parking lot to take this jerk down while he was fumbling with the dye pack. Time for sheriff stakeouts with shoot to kill orders again. Those were the good old days.

happythoughts
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happythoughts 04/30/09 - 06:53 pm
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that little sh-t

that little sh-t

brianw
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brianw 04/30/09 - 07:48 pm
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Can you imagine the look on

Can you imagine the look on this idiot's face when that dye pack went off in his britches? Its keeping me laughing even now. What a sap!

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 04/30/09 - 08:00 pm
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Placed armed federal law

Placed armed federal law enforcement personnel similar to sky marshals in random banks and gun them down if necessary.

wallcah
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wallcah 04/30/09 - 09:02 pm
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This is the 21st century and

This is the 21st century and people are still robbing banks? How hard is it to catch a bank robber? There must be 100 cameras in and around your average bank! I would feel like a complete moron if I were a cop and couldn't catch a bank robber that I had on tape with dye all over himself!

CyndiCk
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CyndiCk 04/30/09 - 09:07 pm
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Hahahahaha!!! Way to go

Hahahahaha!!! Way to go idiot!

gamach1
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gamach1 04/30/09 - 09:35 pm
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LOL! This truly is Youtube

LOL! This truly is Youtube worthy, or at least America's Dumbest Criminals. Hahaha!

SusieQ
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SusieQ 04/30/09 - 10:40 pm
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Should be on America's Best

Should be on America's Best Videos. This was my first time to see a dye pack in action, it gave me a good laugh tonight. LOL
SusieQ

dashiel
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dashiel 04/30/09 - 11:08 pm
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Looks like it might have

Looks like it might have blown a hole in his moneymaker.

jamesj
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jamesj 05/01/09 - 01:10 am
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That is actually my kinda

That is actually my kinda luck.... Thats why I'm never gonna be a crook.

pthsssh
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pthsssh 05/01/09 - 04:51 am
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Whoop! There it is!

Whoop! There it is!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/01/09 - 05:47 am
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I thought crime was down in

I thought crime was down in the CSRA, so I heard. Is it just me or is there more bank robberies these days.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 05/01/09 - 05:53 am
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Now how is he going to

Now how is he going to explain the red dye in his pants to his lady? Uh babe naw you see I was painting your name and uh I had one can in my pants and when I thought of you it just exploded. Whoops forgot the PC hand book he could be Gay. Sorry I didn't mean to assume that he was straight.

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