Every week, I receive news releases from various law enforcement agencies, such as the local police department and sheriff’s office, the state attorney general’s office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Once in a while, I read about an incident that makes me marvel at the absurdity of the situation.
On Wednesday, I received a release from the FBI, asking the public for help identifying the suspect in a series of robberies in Colorado.
The suspect, described as a white man in his 30s to 50s, is believed to have robbed three banks and an ATM in three Colorado towns between May 30 and June 12. Three of the robberies apparently occurred in one morning, within an hour and a half.
The FBI said the man “demanded money from bank and ATM employees, received money and fled the banks on a bicycle. There was no weapon seen, and no one was injured.”
Wait – He fled on a bicycle!? Then cycled to two more locations before riding off into the distance?
When I shared the news with a fellow reporter, he joked that the cops should just let the man keep the money in recognition of the feat he had accomplished.