Today in Culver City, four individuals went to a bank branch and attempted to rob it. A gun went off and the suspects fled. Two were detained and for much of the day a dragnet was setup with door to door searches going on in various areas near the bank.
This got me to thinking a bit about the different ways there are to rob a bank, which leads us to tonight’s question.
What is the most common modus operandi used when robbing a bank? An example: Wiley Coyote walks into a bank carrying a large anvil from the Acme Anvil company to drop on the teller who happens to look like the road runner. Threatening with an anvil would be the modus operandi he used.
From FBI’s statistics for bank robberies in the US for the year 2014.
Modus Operandi Used
Demand note Used 2,179
Firearm Used1 930
Other Firearm 47
Other Weapon Used 31
Weapon Threatened 1,666
Explosive Device Used or Threatened 93
Oral Demand 2,260
Vault or Safe Theft 17
Depository Trap Device 0
Till Theft 71
No one got the correct answer, note was the 2nd most common method noted above and the bandwagon for tonight.
Thanks to all that checked into the net. Special thanks to Gary (W6NVY) for use of the repeater.