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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Contract_Pilot, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    Key Bank Vancouver Millplain Near Joes.

    Suspect,

    White Male, Blue Shirt Black Pants, Small Caliber Black Hand Gun!
     
  2. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    You were involved, or what?
     
  3. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    Nope I herd it on the scanner hahahaha... the cops did not know what to do was funny... the firearm description changed a dozen times from a Colt 45 to a Revolver hahaha... They did not even have a K9 Available guess the perp got away...
     
  4. Glock30

    Glock30 Mcminnville/Corvallis, OR Member

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    Yup, a staggering percentage of bank robberies are successful with the crook getting away. I learned about the figures when I got a job at a bank a year and a half ago (gone now)

    I forgot the numbers though.

    Even when there is a clear picture taken on the cameras it's still really no help.
     
  5. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    I wonder what the robbery success percentage would be if banks required there tellers to have adequate training and always carry a gun. They could easily shoot the thug down and then when the cops show up they could get as many clear pictures as they need:cool:
     
  6. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    I think I heard that the Portland metro area is one of the most frequent targets for bank robberies in the US.
    Down in the south east armored cars get hit frequently but not so much the banks for some reason.
     
  7. Glock30

    Glock30 Mcminnville/Corvallis, OR Member

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    Oh believe me I would love that. I tried so many times to have them allow me to carry a firearm in there, but nope.

    Banks general policy is give them what they want, threat or not, weapon or no weapon. The majority of bank robberies there is never a weapon produced also, it's pretty interesting.

    Only time you don't have to comply with a robbery is if you're behind a bandit barrier and you can clearly see that they don't have a weapon.

    My location was robbed once and on my day off of course. The girls that worked with me were glad I was off or else "the robbery might have been so easy for both parties"
     
  8. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Years ago... okay, so not too long ago, but when I was in high school I wrote a report about gun control and how Switzerland was (at the time) very relaxed in their gun laws (and we all know that Switzerland has a fair number of banks).

    During my research I came across several articles talking about the low number of traditional bank robberies in Switzerland because everyone knows that everyone is armed for the most part. They cited an incident where someone did use a weapon to rob a bank and the teller pulled a gun and shot the robber...

    Switzerland's culture was very relaxed about guns... since they are militia powered, every man was issued a gun and ammo, had training. Going to the gun range/club was like going to the golf range in America. Even kids were at the range at an early age.



    Now some more liberal politicians have come to Switzerland and their gun laws are not as relaxed, but for many years the number of gun related crimes dropped dramatically.
     
  9. Glock30

    Glock30 Mcminnville/Corvallis, OR Member

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    Good information Timber.

    I love how the liberals fail to look at the facts of gun control and fail to see that "an armed society is a peaceful society"
     
  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I have been at work all day so it wasn't me. :)
     
  11. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Whatever happened to those exploding dye packs? I thought those were the big solution.
     
  12. Glock30

    Glock30 Mcminnville/Corvallis, OR Member

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    That would be awesome if they had those, but I think banks are ruling things out that "anger" robbers.

    We even stopped using bait money at our branches just because the robbers became wise to what they were given.

    The majority of robberies are just the tellers tills and is usually a job that takes under a minute. So I don't think there would really be time to hand them the dye pack in this day.
     
  13. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    http://columbian.com/article/20090813/NEWS02/708149982/Robber+strikes+east+Vancouver+bank

    Robber strikes east Vancouver bank

    Thursday, August 13 | 2:04 p.m.

    BY LAURA MCVICKER
    COLUMBIAN STAFF WRITER

    Police apprehended a suspect accused of robbing a branch of Key Bank in east Vancouver this morning.

    Around 11 a.m., Vancouver police officers chased the man from the bank, 13215 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard, to Wy'east Middle School, 1112 S.E. 136th Ave. There, they took him into custody.

    Details on the robbery weren't immediately known.

    The robbery was the bank's second this week. On Tuesday, a man armed with a .45 caliber handgun was implicated in a hold up there. Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said she didn't yet know if the robberies were perpetrated by the same person.
     
  14. Glock30

    Glock30 Mcminnville/Corvallis, OR Member

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    Nice!