Korean Police Arrest Man Who Robbed Bank with Homemade Gun

Here is something you don’t see happen very often in South Korea, a bank robbery:

This photo, provided by an anonymous citizen, shows the suspect Kim minutes before he carries out a bank heist in Gyeongsan, North Gyeongsang Province, southeast of Seoul, on April 20, 2017. (Yonhap)

Police said Saturday it has arrested a suspect in an armed bank robbery that took place in the country’s southeastern provincial county two days earlier.

The Gyeongsan Police Station in North Gyeongsang Province said it caught a 43-year-old man, identified only by his last name Kim, at a parking lot of a large accommodation facility in Danyang, North Chungcheong Province, at around 6:47 p.m.

Police had suspected the robber may be a foreigner as one of the bank employees claimed he had a poor Korean accent, but it turned out that he was a native.

Kim is suspected of robbing a branch of the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation, also known as Nonghyup, in a county in Gyeongsan early Thursday, threatening the employees at gunpoint and fleeing the scene on a bicycle with some 15.6 million won (US$13,700) in cash, all of which took him only four minutes.

During the heist, he apparently fired one shot from what the police believe to be a homemade gun, but no one was hurt as it was aimed at the wall. [Yonhap]

You can read more at the link, but as expected the man was tracked down by piecing together camera footage from neighborhood cc cameras.

Picture of the Day: Criminal Robs Banks In Air Force PT Uniform

Police and the FBI are hunting for a bank robber disguised as an airman who can’t pass the tape test.

Kansas City authorities say what appears to be “a heavy-set woman” wearing an Air Force PT jacket and pants combo is the suspect behind a bank robbery and an attempted bank robbery on Monday in Missouri, Fox4KC reports. The suspect was also seen wearing a winter-style Skull cap, dark sunglasses, black gloves and carried a laptop-style black bag.

The suspect reportedly walked up to a teller at a Capitol Federal Savings inside of a Price Chopper supermarket in the Northland area at approximately 11:41 a.m. and presented a note demanding money, Fox4KC said. The suspect escaped with an unknown amount of cash into what police believe is a blue, four-door Nissan Altima.

About 30 minutes later, a person matching suspect’s description targeted a Community America Bank inside another supermarket, Hy-Vee, approximately five miles away. The suspect walked up to the teller station, presented a note, but fled without any cash.

No one was injured in both instances. Authorities believe the suspect is acting alone.

It is unclear if the suspect’s uniform makes a “swish-swish” sound. [Flight Lines]