Bad Magician Sought By Police

 

 

Sleight of Hand Bandit

Law enforcement officials are seeking a man who used ?palming? to swipe $270.00 from three Washington banks.  The crook has been dubbed ?The Sleight of Hand Thief.? 

 

Police say the unidentified man hit three banks with the same trick and picked up $90.00 each time right in front of the teller?s eyes. 

 

In each of the three Mount Vernon cases, the thief asked the bank teller to exchange his five $20 bills for a $100 bill, police said.

 

When the clerk gave him the $100, the suspect turned slightly to the side, palmed the large bill and replaced it with a $10 bill.

 

Officers said he then told the teller, “You only gave me a $10 bill.”

 

The crook is described as between 35 and 45 years old with short, black hair and a thin mustache. He stands 5-foot-7 and weighs around 170 pounds. During the bank scam, he wore a ball cap and a dark zipped sweatshirt with dark pants.

 

The police deny the bandit was being followed by ABC cameras filming a segment for the next David Blaine Special.  Said one enforcement official, ?We were pretty sure it wasn?t David Blaine because this guy did it all in one take and didn?t use stooges.? 

 

This last paragraph was made up.   

 

 

Sleight of Hand Bandit

Law enforcement officials are seeking a man who used ?palming? to swipe $270.00 from three Washington banks.  The crook has been dubbed ?The Sleight of Hand Thief.? 

 

Police say the unidentified man hit three banks with the same trick and picked up $90.00 each time right in front of the teller?s eyes. 

 

In each of the three Mount Vernon cases, the thief asked the bank teller to exchange his five $20 bills for a $100 bill, police said.

 

When the clerk gave him the $100, the suspect turned slightly to the side, palmed the large bill and replaced it with a $10 bill.

 

Officers said he then told the teller, “You only gave me a $10 bill.”

 

The crook is described as between 35 and 45 years old with short, black hair and a thin mustache. He stands 5-foot-7 and weighs around 170 pounds. During the bank scam, he wore a ball cap and a dark zipped sweatshirt with dark pants.

 

The police deny the bandit was being followed by ABC cameras filming a segment for the next David Blaine Special.  Said one enforcement official, ?We were pretty sure it wasn?t David Blaine because this guy did it all in one take and didn?t use stooges.? 

 

This last paragraph was made up.   

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