When something works, keep doing it.
That seems to be the motto of one man who managed to successfully rob the same Winnipeg bank four different times over an eight-month span.
Unfortunately, the long arm of the law finally caught up with him Friday and he's now being charged with five counts of robbery, reports Sun News (external - login to view).
Wearing a disguise, Glen Thomas Muskego reportedly walked into the Royal Bank branch on Sargent Avenue, demanded cash, received it and ran away without carrying a weapon. It worked so well in December that he did it three more times and also robbed another bank. While his first three attempts yielded cash and no jail time, cops caught him red-handed the fourth time, after he left the RBC branch with cash that was just handed to him by an employee.
The most amazing part about this story may be that the bank and the police didn't beef up security after the unarmed man robbed the branch. Even if they thought it was a one-time incident after the first time, they must have started to see some sort of pattern after the second robbery.
Because he was arrested, Muskego isn't quite a successful as a bear who covertly robbed a Colorado candy store seven times (external - login to view) or a mother bear and her three cubs who broke into a Norwegian cabin and reportedly drank more than 100 beers (external - login to view). However, he is far better at committing crimes than the Massachusetts man who got his head stuck in a garage door while trying to rob a Rent-A-Center or a Pennsylvania burglary suspect who stole chips from a Subway restaurant and was caught because the police could follow the trail of chip bags.
Muskego was held in custody after his arrest and is also being charged with five counts of wearing a disguise with intent.
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They get robbed. Heck, lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, yada, yada, yada, no need to beef up security. I can almost kind of understand the logic, no sense closing the barn door after the horse has already gotten out right?
But after the second or third time????
Stupidity your name is RBC Winnipeg.