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Iheartthed
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 11:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Atlanta: Bank heist capital of nation

The following are the top metro areas and the number of bank heists this year:
Atlanta: 350
Los Angeles 338
Philadelphia 316
Dallas 297
Boston 255

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/12/ 17/atlanta.bankheists/index.ht ml
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Detroitrise
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 11:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's because Detroit doesn't have that many big name banks and the banks here have all of that security from our crime issues.
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Gsgeorge
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who would want to rob the broke-ass banks in Detroit?
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Detroithabitater
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

seems like it should be per-capita. or per quantity of banks.
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit has a lot of big name bank branches.
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Thejesus
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

that's because the criminals here aren't very clever...it takes brains to pull off a bank heist...

and I'm not complimenting the ones that do it. I'm just saying that criminals here are better suited to simpler challenges, like robbing corner stores and carjackings
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Detroitinmyheart
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In the 70s and 80s there were a lot of bank robberies around the city .
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

seems like it should be per-capita. or per quantity of banks.



That would still weigh heavily against Atlanta and Philly. Both have similar metro populations to Detroit, whereas LA has nearly 13 million people.
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Detroitrise
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Detroit has a lot of big name bank branches."

Comerica, Chase, and a division of big names I personally don't think count. None of them are based here anyway.

Thejesus, actually, It's probably easier to commit bank heists in the suburbs than the city. I can guarantee they're isn't as big of a security thing out in Birmingham or what not where you have to get nude to enter the bank.
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Comerica, Chase, and a division of big names I personally don't think count. None of them are based here anyway.



What does where the bank is based have to do with the number of bank robberies?
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Johnlodge
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"where you have to get nude to enter the bank."

I guess you could see everybody's assets at that bank.
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Thejesus, actually, It's probably easier to commit bank heists in the suburbs than the city.



It's also easier to avoid charges if you rob a bank in the suburbs, apparently...

But I'll be damned if I didn't almost miss this one:

Forgiven bank robber lands back in court

(Message edited by iheartthed on December 17, 2007)
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The_ed
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

At a news conference at the time, Gorcyca said he was urging leniency because Lawson was
acting out of desperation in tough economic times."


Isn't this the basis of most bank robberies? I mean, ya gotta be pretty desperate to try to rob a bank.
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Diehard
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 2:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Desperate? Not if you're Sparkle Jones!
I just love that name.
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007 - 2:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Too bad Sparkle isn't a middle aged, laid off mechanical engineer... among other characteristics. She might have gotten excused!

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