As bank robbers go, this guy was no pro.
Florida Man Tries To Rob Bank With Job Application
Via Sun-Sentinel reports:
Felipe Cruz was doubly doomed, FBI agents said, when he tried — but failed — to rob the Chase Bank in Pompano Beach on April 10.
First, agents said, Cruz chose a teller who, protected by bulletproof glass, rebuffed his robbery. Second, as if it wasn’t enough to botch the stickup, he left behind a robbery note conveniently containing his name.
According to FBI agent Sarah Gioielli, Cruz, dressed in a long-sleeved shirt and ball cap, strode into the bank at 101 S. Pompano Parkway and presented a note to an unidentified female teller.
“Give me the 100s 50s 20s now,” the note stated. “Do not set the alarm. Hurry!!!”
The teller simply backed away from her bulletproof window. Cruz, stymied, fled the bank empty-handed.
But, agents said, he left his stickup note behind. His demands had been penned on the back of an online job application form, complete with the handwritten username of CRUZFELIPE36. It also included a password, Gioielli stated in a federal criminal complaint.
Broward Sheriff’s Office investigators then lifted fingerprints from the note that matched those of the 39-year-old Cruz, Gioielli said. They determined he lived in an Oakland Park apartment about 4 miles from the bank.
Police are now actively searching for the hapless holdup man. The charge: attempted bank robbery.
“By trying to rob a bank with a demand note written on the back of his employment search form, the robber has given us a clue,” FBI agent Michael Leverock said, in a model of understatement. “He probably should have continued looking for honest work.”
Are things really bad?! We doubt he’ll be getting any jobs at ANY banks to soon…