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Man Came To Rob Bank, Robs Insurance Firm

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1995

A bank robbery was foiled because the bank was no longer a bank. But the holdup man still walked away with $127.

The bank had closed last August, but apparently no one had told the gunman who burst in Tuesday.

“He walked in here and said, ‘Give me your money,’ and I laughed,” said Lea Ables, who was working at an insurance office where the bank once was. “I didn’t think he was serious at first.

“He then sort of looked funny and asked, ‘This ain’t a bank anymore?”’

The gunman started to leave, then decided to rob two of the insurance workers. He escaped with $127.


 
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