A Houston woman, identified only as Blanca to us, was cashing a check [cheque - UK] at the Chase bank in Uvalde, Texas.
At that precise moment some armed bank robbers stormed in.
Bianca was so frightened that she ran out and into to the first car she saw and drove away.
It was only some time later that she found out that she had taken the robber's getaway car. We learned that the robbers ended up getting away, but police said they had to carjack someone to do it.
Fortunately, that driver wasn't hurt – and neither was Blanca.
Bank Crisis October 2008 - U. S. Treasury released the new US Dollar bill
Will and Guy take an alternative and funny look at the world economic crisis. We are particularly interested in the new funny money, our question is how come so much money has been lost without a bank robbery?
Following the problems in the sub-prime lending market in America and the run on Northern Rock and collapse of the Bradford and Bingley in the UK it is clear that the uncertainty has now hit Japan and Ireland:
Japan In the last seven days Origami Bank has folded; Sumo Bank has gone belly up, and Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches.
Yesterday, it was announced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song while today shares in Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-dived.
While Samurai Bank is soldiering on following sharp cutbacks, Ninja Bank is reported to have taken a hit, but they remain in the black.
Furthermore, 500 staff at Karate Bank got the chop and analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank where it is feared that staff may get a raw deal.
Ireland The Allied Irish Bank has issued a credit warning about Kellogg's, they are worried about the Harvest Crunch.
And There's More:
Two bankers are in a bank when armed robbers burst in.
While several of the robbers take the money from the tellers, others line the customers, including the bankers, up against a wall, and proceed to take their jewelry, wallets and watches.
While this is going on banker number one puts something in banker number two's hand. Without looking down, banker number two whispers, 'What is this?' to which banker number one replies, 'It's that $50 I owe you.'
Robyn leaves home for University and after several weeks she turns up at home in quite a distressed state. 'Dad, you gave me some terrible financial advice,' she splutters. 'I did?' responds her father, 'What did I tell you?'
Well, you told me to put my money in that big bank, and now that big bank is in serious trouble,' explains Robyn sniffing.
'What are you talking about? That's one of the largest banks in the whole country,' he remarks, 'there must be some mistake.....'
'I don't think so,' Robyn interrupts, 'They just returned one of my cheques with a note saying, "Insufficient Funds".'
Masked bank robbers forced customers and cashiers to sing the Italian national anthem during a hold-up at a bank in Guidonia, near Rome.
Police reported that the men then escaped on a motorcycle with £25,000 in cash.[approx.$ 44,550 USD]