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A surprising number of bank robbers use mass transit for their 'getaway'

Posted on June 27, 2014

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The use of public transportation as a getaway mode for criminals is pretty baffling, says writer Eric Jaffe in his article for CityLab.

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Just yesterday a man (allegedly) robbed $500 from a bank in metro Philadelphia only to get apprehended on a SEPTA bus, he writes. The same thing happened to a bank thief (alleged) in British Columbia in late April; and late last year, a man was arrested on the Long Island Railroad carrying a cash register from a robbery (alleged-ish) the night before, according to the story.

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