Bank robber leaves pay stub at scene of blag

How not to write a threatening note


Criminal mastermind Thomas Infante's bank-robbing days look to be over after he wrote a threatening note on the back of a pay stub and then left it at the scene of the heist - helpfully providing the FBI with his name and home address.

According to the Chicago Tribune, 40-year-old Infante last Friday handed the written demand, scribbled on half of the pay stub, to a teller in a Fifth Third Bank in Chicago. It read: "Be Quick Be Quit. Give your cash or I'll shoot."

Having relieved the bank of around $400, Infante left the note which was subsequently matched to the other half of the stub he'd dropped outside the bank. FBI spokesman Ross Rice admitted: "It's fairly unusual that we see something that specifically stupid." ®


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