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You’re nicked, but don’t feel cut up about it

In a classic story of police being caught out, they recently rushed to a branch of PNC Bank in Montgomery, New Jersey, USA, to respond to an alarm that had been tripped at the bank branch.

On arrival, they looked through the branch window and spotted the robber inside, loitering with intent.

"This is the police", they shouted.  "Come out with your hands up."

The stubborn robber just stood there, staring them out and the situation soon became a full-scale police operation, with SWAT teams and police negotiators trying to get the heathen to give himself up.

But he wouldn't.

He wouldn't answer the phones, talk to the negotiators, respond to any pleading, threats or promises or anything the police could throw at him.

"OK guys", said the lead police negotiator, "we're gonna have to go in … go, go, go, go, go, go, GO!"

And the SWAT team stormed into the branch, smashing the door down and caught the guy red-handed.

Or rather red-faced.

They had caught the PNC Bank branch's promotional cardboard cutout bank manager.

No wonder he was so stiff-lipped, but don't feel cut up about it …

About Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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