A dumb robber was arrested after giving the bank an advance warning that he was on his way to rob them and they had better have his money ready and waiting for his arrival.
Connecticut police arrested 27-year-old Albert Bailey and his 16-year-old accomplice on robbery and threatening charges at a People's United Bank in Fairfield, CT.
Detective Lieutenant Michael Gagner, of the Fairfield Police Department, said: "I've heard of drive-up robberies where they rob the bank via drive-up windows, but I've never had somebody call ahead and say, 'Get the money, we're coming.'"
A bank employee got a phone call demanding $100,000 to be ready for pick-up or there was going to be a "blood bath." The employee then called 911 emergency to alert police of the impending robbery.
When the bank was put on lockdown, the 16-year-old accomplice was already inside by that time. He handed a note to the teller demanding the money while the bank employee was talking to the police on the phone.
"The guy is literally giving us a blow-by-blow, saying the robbery is going down," Det Lt Gagner said.
The suspect only collected about $900 before asking to be let out of the bank, only to find several police officers waiting for him outside.
The boy took off running to the car where the other suspect was waiting for him. Police blocked the car from escaping and both suspects were arrested without incident.
Bailey is on probation for robbing another People's United Bank just seven years ago, where he had been easily captured at that time, as well.