If you’re going to use your personal computer to research how to rob a bank, the least you can do is delete your browser history before you actually go rob a bank.
Sarah McCloud and Robert Owens allegedly knocked over the Weymouth Bank in Massachusetts Friday morning. They demanded cash and made off with an unspecified amount of money, but not before telling that pesky teller to leave the dye packs behind, the Huffington Post reported.
They likely learned of dye packs – the devices that detonate and spew ink all over the cash – as well as gathering other priceless bits of thievery expertise when they prepared for their heist by searching the internet with terms like, “What happens if you rob a bank,” “If you’re going to rob a bank,” “What happens if you rob a house,” and “What happens if you rob a drug dealer,” according to the Weymouth Police Department.
Leaving their search history open for law enforcement to see wasn’t this pair’s only mistake. They also chose to rob a bank less than one street block away from a drug house that McCloud was connected to. After reviewing the bank security footage, narcotics officers recognized her as being a subject of an ongoing heroin distribution investigation.
Officers arrived at the drug house under investigation and arrested 27-year-old McCloud and 28-year-old Owens. They found not only the clothes that matched the cctv video and the stolen cash, but also the computer with the blatantly obvious search terms.
McCloud and Owens were arrested and charged with unarmed robbery and conspiracy to commit unarmed robbery, along with narcotics related charges.
Officers later arrested Daniel Murphy, who they determined to be an accomplice in the bank robbery. Police said the 30-year-old was the couple’s getaway driver. When he was arrested Saturday following a traffic stop, police found several Suboxone pills.
[ Huffington Post ]