First Reported Bank Robbery Occurred Recently In North Korea

The first reported bank robbery has happened in North Korea.  This is something pretty audacious to try in North Korea.  It looks like the bank employees are in big trouble:

Staffs work at a North Korean bank. / Courtesy of

North Korea has now suffered its first bank robbery.

The unknown robbers infiltrated the Shinam branch of the Central Bank of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the city of Cheongjin, North Hamgyong Province, on Apr 4, Radio Free Asia reported Thursday citing a source from the province.

The robbers broke into the bank’s main entrance and stole an unspecified amount of cash, the source said. The bank is currently out of service. The provincial police assumed there was an accomplice inside the bank.

After the incident at the branch, other branches of the bank beefed up security by bringing in more security personnel. Shinam branch took care of many customers compared with other branches because it mainly brokered trades. [Korea Times]

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I am a US military veteran that has served all over the world to include in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. I have been blogging about Korea, Northeast Asia, and the US military for over 10 years.



    I think Tbone did it.

    Wait. I just read the article. So nevermind. He is off the hook.

    It wasn’t a sperm bank.

  2. It’s not as if there’d even be a trial… Anyone looking like they folded a newspaper wrong (thus disrespecting a photo of a government official) up in Norkistan gets the chop already…

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