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Nov 12th, 2002, 07:28 PM
from the BBC website! LMAO!

Tuesday, 12 November, 2002, 17:41 GMT
'Germany's dumbest' jailed for four years

A man dubbed "Germany's dumbest criminal" has been sentenced to four years in prison after he tried to rob a bank wearing a mask that he could not see out of.
With a coarse canvas sack on his head, the man bumped into customers as he entered the bank, brandishing a plastic knife and toy gun.

He then had to lift the sack to demand money from the teller.

The robber ran away after being told that the money was in the safe, which could not be opened.

Security cameras behind the teller captured his face on film, and the felon was easily identified and captured.


"He was a real amateur," said Giessen police spokesman Gerald Frost. "He lifted the mask and looked straight into the camera.

"He was quickly identified and arrested a day later."

On learning of the robber's escapades, Bild newspaper dubbed him "Germany's dumbest criminal".

Volker Kramer, spokesman for the Giessen state prosecutor's office, said the robber was convicted of attempted robbery late on Monday and sentenced to four years in jail.

Robbery history

This was not Giessen's first brush with unsuccessful, high profile thieves.

The town made robbery history when it became the scene of the first ever Euro robbery.

In September 2001, about euros 1.2m worth of the new notes was lifted from an armoured car in Giessen.

But the heist ended in failure.

Most of the money was recovered, and the van's 40-year-old Turkish driver was later arrested in Turkey.

Crazy Canuck
Nov 12th, 2002, 07:35 PM

Crazy Canuck
Nov 12th, 2002, 07:36 PM
How does this guy remember to breathe? :D

Nov 12th, 2002, 08:12 PM
Reminds me of a viola joke, Rebecca ;)

nasty nick#2
Nov 12th, 2002, 08:57 PM
That was a good laugh :D

Nov 12th, 2002, 08:59 PM
I can hardly believe it :eek:

how can someone be so stupid :o

Nov 12th, 2002, 09:16 PM
dumb is an understatment. :o

Nov 12th, 2002, 09:31 PM
LOL hopefully he learned from his mistakes.

Nov 12th, 2002, 09:38 PM

Nov 13th, 2002, 12:13 AM
lol yeah next time he'll wear a better mask Candy! ;)

Nov 13th, 2002, 12:40 AM

Nov 13th, 2002, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by inkyfan
lol yeah next time he'll wear a better mask Candy! ;) lol inkyfan :o

Nov 13th, 2002, 06:33 AM

Nov 13th, 2002, 09:34 AM

Nov 13th, 2002, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by Candy946
lol inkyfan :o

:D ;) hehe

Nov 13th, 2002, 12:00 PM
Its a good thing stupidity is not against the law!

Nov 13th, 2002, 12:40 PM
or else you'd be in jail Barrie! ;)