A note to anyone considering a bank heist: Don’t write the robbery note on your pay stub.
Thomas Infante is facing a federal bank robbery charge (along with disbelief from police officers) after he allegedly held up the Fifth Third Bank of downtown Chicago. According to an FBI affidavit, Infante walked into the bank on 5:50 p.m. on a Friday and handed a teller a note which read: “Be quick Be quit (sic) Give your cash fast or I’ll shoot.”
After he’d gotten $397 from the teller, Infante fled, leaving behind the robbery note. However, it didn’t take FBI agents and police officers long to track down the thief, as his name, address and location of employment were written on the back of the note.
Infante’s stub indicated he’d been paid $165.99 by Jewel Food Stores, but when he didn’t show up for work, agents found him at his home residence.
FBI spokesman Ross Rice says this oblivious behavior isn’t uncommon in the criminal world. “He’s not the first to do this and probably won’t be the last,” said Rice.