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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Heatherless Headlines

Bank Robber Nabbed 30 Feet From Bank

ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- The thief had the bank-robbing part down, putting his finger in his pocket to simulate a gun at a northeast Nevada bank on Tuesday. It was the getaway that proved a bit more difficult. The suspect, identified as Keith Woodall, 65, made it only about 30 feet outside the downtown branch of the Great Basin Bank in Elko before police nabbed him shortly after 11:30 a.m., Elko Police Lt. Rich Geneseal said. The suspect had entered the bank a few minutes earlier and demanded money, pretending the pocketed finger was a pistol, according to bank employees. He told police afterward he had been in town for about a month.

Trio of Alleged Burglars Ring Doorbell

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) -- So much for stealth. Authorities said a trio trying to open a locked door alerted a sleeping homeowner when one of them rang the doorbell. Homeowner Samuel Sanchez, 35, confronted the burglars about 11:30 a.m. Monday, one of whom was still trying to open the door with a pocket knife, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies said. The men ran, according to the St. Petersburg Times. Deputies arrived moments later and arrested three teen suspects, including one found hiding in a trash bin. They were all charged with attempted burglary.