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Here's Why No One Questioned Masked Robber Waiting In The Bank Queue

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • A burglar who waited in line at a bank before handing the cashier a threatening note and making off with a large quantity of cash was jailed on Thursday
  • The incident took place in the town of Bishop Auckland, UK, when Simon Jones entered the Natwest bank wearing a "mask, plastic gloves and dark glasses, carrying a bottle of Febreze, before queuing behind customers."

A burglar who waited in line at a bank before handing the cashier a threatening note and making off with a large quantity of cash was jailed on Thursday. The incident took place in the town of Bishop Auckland, UK, when Simon Jones entered the Natwest bank wearing a "mask, plastic gloves and dark glasses, carrying a bottle of Febreze, before queuing behind customers."

However, even though his get-up made him look very suspicious, the reason the bank manager did not question him as she was concerned that he might have a skin condition and did not want to offend him. In fact, Mr Jones' disguise was so suspicious that a concerned member of the public at the bank clicked a picture of him that was later shared by Durham Constabulary on Facebook.

"So it was a hot day, he was wearing a coat with the hood up, carrying a big bottle of Febreze, wearing sunglasses, a facemask, blue plastic gloves and yet he was just observed as he made his way to the front of the queue where Victoria Smith was left to be threatened by a man who said he had a bomb and acid?" a judge questioned in court, a foreign media reported.

Prosecutor Jane Waugh explained: The manager was concerned he might have had a skin condition because he waited patiently in the queue. She went to speak to him to find out if everything was all right. She treads a careful line between upsetting someone who might have had to wear such things to protect their skin or have a nasty motive for wearing such a disguise."

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At the time, Mr Jones was remanded into custody and charged with robbery, taking a vehicle without consent, driving otherwise than in accordance with a license, and driving without insurance. In a Facebook post on December 13, police said that Mr Jones has been jailed for the robbery.

 

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