Philadelphia Man Robs Bank…Twice

A Philadelphia man robbed a bank in New Jersey four months after being released from prison for robbing the same bank five years earlier. Keith Ney, 54, was sentenced back in 2010 to an almost five-year prison stint for robbing a Citizens Bank branch in Philadelphia and the Cape Bank in New Jersey. Ney was […]

Deleware Bank Robber Caught in ‘Mantrap’ During Escape

BROOKSIDE, DELEWARE (July 31, 2014 arrest) — We don’t think Stephen Dunfee was expecting that. The bank robbery suspect had just used a note to hold up the Citizen’s Bank in Brookside, Deleware, and was leaving July 31st when an employee activated the “mantrap.” A “mantrap” electronically locks the interior and exterior doors of the bank, […]

Ohio Man Robs Bank with Shoe Polish on Face

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio (June 28, 2014 arrest)  An Ohio man — known as the “Shoe Polish Robber” — was arrested June 28 after authorities received tips about the identity of the oddly-dressed thief. Jonathan Black, 44, has been charged in the May 31st robbery of Fifth Third Bank in Middleburg Heights. He is also accused of […]

Oregon Bank Robber Writes Demand on His Food Stamp Receipt

DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON (April 24, 2014) — Finding suspects to fill the Dumb Crooks page every week is luckily (unfortunately?) an easy task for stupid crooks are everywhere. Case in point: Robert Short. Mr. Short was arrested last week from his campsite after allegedly robbing an Oregon bank by writing his demands on the back […]

Suspect Falls 17 Stories Down Denver Trash Chute

DENVER, CO. (Mid February 2014) —  A fugitive Denver man was captured last week after he fell 17 stories down a trash chute while running from police. Donnie Griffin escaped last year from Texas where he was in federal custody on bank fraud charges. U.S. Marshals tracked him down to an apartment in Denver last […]