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Robbers nabbed by cops driving getaway taxi

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  1. slim jim

    slim jim Official News Guy

    Mar 18, 2008

    Robbers nabbed by cops driving getaway taxi
    By Frank Pingue 44 minutes ago

    Sometimes it pays to have your own wheels.
    Two teenage suspects in a convenience store robbery in Oakville, Ontario, near Toronto, may have made a clean escape had they thought to bring a getaway car along for the heist.
    Instead, the men fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, and then called for a taxi -- which showed up with two police officers inside.
    Unfortunately for the would-be robbers, the police had been tipped off about the robbery by the wife of the store's lone employee that night. During a phone call with her husband she had heard a commotion, before the call was cut short.
    She phoned the police who asked a local taxi company to alert them of any suspicious calls from the area. When an out-of-breath caller asked for a cab near the store, police met up with the taxi, took over from the driver and headed to the pick-up location.
    The two men emerged from a wooded area and said they called for a cab. They were immediately arrested and driven to jail.
    "Obviously not having a getaway vehicle or anything like that and calling a cab is generally not a sign of your most sophisticated criminal," Detective Sergeant Kevin Maher of the Halton Regional Police Service told Reuters.
    (Editing by Rob Wilson);_ylt=AgoTzLVJC_rrbW.5usAaLK2s0NUE

  2. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

    Mar 4, 2008
    Next time they will take the bus.;)
  3. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    LOL, idiots.

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