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Bank Robber holds hostage with a fake gun and bomb made out of flour.

#1UnfairRepresentPosted 12/25/2012 5:48:03 PM
The suspected bank robber held the 40-year-old Deutsche Bank employee for several hours before surrendering to the police on Saturday morning. He had first demanded €100,000, then a half million euros than upped it to a million and asked for safe passage. He also threatened to blow up the bank if his demands were not met.

The man’s weapon was later revealed as fake, as was the “bomb” he reportedly intended to use to destroy the bank. After the man surrendered to the police and they were able to inspect the “bomb” it turned out to be three kilos of flour.

The paper said the apparent motive was that the man was in debt, but police officials at a press conference on Saturday refused to elaborate on the motive.

Jochen Sindberg, head of the Berlin police's criminal department, said the man first entered the bank in the wealthy neighbourhood of Zehlendorf on Thursday and wanted to open an account, which was not possible to due technical reasons at the time. He left, but returned on Friday and asked for credit.

The 40-year-old manager who became a hostage entered into talks with the man, who at some point expressed his “wish” and showed the bank employee his gun and bomb, which turned out to be fake. He then said he wanted €100,000 immediately, but soon raised the financial stakes.

The bank employee told the man that he needed to get an okay from the branch manager and had to call him, which he was allowed to do. The police told reporters at that point the man thought that he would get the money.

“The bank director acted very professionally,” said Sindberg. “He evacuated the branch, called the police and told the perpetrator that he wasn’t able to do business with him.”

Police officials said in their negotiations with the man it was clear that he was not a professional bank robber and did not want to harm his hostage, but was more interested in getting the money and a safe passage out.

If convicted, the man faces between five and 15 years of jail time.

Now you may wonder why I posted this, but the reason is that this guy didn't get a real gun illegally and shoot up a place. He pretended to have a gun and got caught with zero causalities.

Doesn't that kinda display how gun control works?
^ Hey now that's completely unfair!
#2Masta CroutonPosted 12/25/2012 5:49:29 PM
He's no Dillinger.
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#3biohazard1775Posted 12/25/2012 5:50:27 PM
The obvious solution is to arm hostages.
#4battouryePosted 12/25/2012 6:06:54 PM
And he surrendered to people WITH guns...isn't that how the second amendment works?
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#5ImperialDragonPosted 12/25/2012 6:24:01 PM
Maybe instead of being incapable of getting a real gun, he simply didn't want one in the first place, and would rather try to fool people into giving him what he wanted?
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#6IShall_Run_AmokPosted 12/25/2012 6:32:34 PM
I wish liberals would stop flip flopping on all the issues. First they claim that banks are crooked and are ruining this country, and then they claim that its a good thing that a man got caught trying to rob them.

/herpa derp derp
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#7Nitro378Posted 12/25/2012 6:40:50 PM
battourye posted...
And he surrendered to people WITH guns...isn't that how the second amendment works?

Yeah, the police... not the hick 'don't tread on me' right-wing militia.
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#8OrcaPosted 12/25/2012 6:46:47 PM
battourye posted...
And he surrendered to people WITH guns...isn't that how the second amendment works?

Germany has the 2nd amendment as well?
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#998fm9sajf9mdnr2Posted 12/25/2012 6:48:14 PM
Time for flour control.
#10Nitro378Posted 12/25/2012 6:48:29 PM
Also, a solo robbery with a gun at 'Deutche Bank'? Lola Rennt ftw!
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