North Carolina police are hunting for a robber who held up a bank in Pineville, North Carolina, while wearing a Darth Vader costume. The incident happened on Monday, March 16th, states cbsnews.com.
The “Star Wars” character came into the Pineville State Employees Credit Union that Monday, WSOC reported. Police say he demanded cash while he pointed a long gun at a bank teller, according to nydailynews.com.
He left in a gray Chevy Suburban with an undisclosed amount of cash, states cbsnews.com. No one inside the bank was injured.
Dallas FBI is looking for two men believed responsible for as many as 30 armed robberies in the past five months in the Dallas area.
Because the men often take snack foods, including cookies, in addition to money, the FBI has nicknamed them the “Cookie Bandits.”
The robberies occurred between Oct. 2 and Feb. 24 in Dallas, Garland, Mesquite and Seagoville, mostly at fast food sandwich restaurants. They have also occurred at convenience stores, discount stores and other types of restaurants, the FBI said.
Their typical mode of operation is to run into the business through the front doors, leap over the cashier’s counter and demand cigarettes, money and snacks, including cookies, according to Chron.com.. Although the men carry handguns, the FBI has received no reports of physical injuries to date.
The men are believed to be in their 20s. They are believed to weigh about 180 pounds. One is about 6′ 2″ and the other is about 5′ 8.”
Typically seen wearing jeans, gloves and dark hoodies, the men keep their faces hidden by tightly pulling their hoods closed. In some robberies, one of the men wore red gloves, says the Houston Chronicle.
In Gresham, Ore., an open-carry gun enthusiast had his gun stolen by a man who saw it and robbed him at gunpoint last week.
According to Gresham police, William Coleman III was talking to his cousin at about 2:10 a.m. on Saturday while openly carrying a gun he had purchased on Friday. Majority Report video with Matt Binder.