Thursday, August 8, 2013

Have a little faith

Tuesday's robbery at the Great Western Bank in downtown Lincoln was the latest example of something I've blogged about on past occasions: bank robbery is really, really bad choice for your criminal exploits. Bank robberies enjoy an exceptionally high clearance rate. Your chances of making a clean getaway are very slim. In the latest example of this, Tuesday's robbery suspect was in custody about four minutes after the alarm was received.

I generally don't put much stock in the comments posted on the Lincoln Journal Star's website, but  this one, from someone using the moniker RealityCheck, caught my eye:


RealityCheck 
It's nice when the police show up and apprehend their suspect. However, good thing the guy didn't run back into the bank when he saw the police waiting for him. Although the guy ended up not having any weapons, that was not know at the time. Let this be a training lesson in the future.


Apparently this reader concluded (perhaps from the after-action photo accompanying the article) that the police just pulled up to the bank and stood there in front of the plate glass in full view of the robber awaiting his exit.

Thanks for the tactical advice, RealityCheck, but you've jumped to false conclusion. Have a little faith.



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

An LJS commenter jumping to a conclusion only knowing a fraction of the information???? Unthinkable!

Anonymous said...

I agree, Tom! In fact, I thought it was such a lame comment that I just had to reply to it!

Anonymous said...

Confield Commando!

Anonymous said...

Is Lincoln installing sensors to automatically report gunfire? Its called ShotSpotter. For example, similar to what is described in the following link:

http://singularityhub.com/2013/08/09/sensors-report-gunfire-directly-to-police-in-70-u-s-cities-no-911-call-needed/

Tom Casady said...

1:22,

Not cost effective for Lincoln. Not enough gunfire, nor a concentration

Anonymous said...

As far as that shot spotter doodad goes, I wonder if those get bought because "Something must be done! This is something, so we must do it." Many elected officials are always desperate to have the voters think they're trying to "do something". If I had a dime for every time some group or high-profile individual in a major, high-crime metro proclaimed "enough is enough" - with no significant result - I'd have a hell of a lot of dimes. They want a magic solution, but when the constituency refuses to actually do anything to change anything, nothing happens.

Anonymous said...

Well, there WAS a reply from me but it was removed. Whenever I post a comment on LJS, to stand up for LEOs, it is almost ALWAYS deleted. Once, I asked (on a post) if the LJS was anti-law enforcement. No big surprise here, but nobody answered my question. I'm really cheesed about this.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. MDD

Jim D said...

Someone jumping to a false conclusion? Police are not stupid.