Earlier this month, a would-be bank robber entered a northern New Jersey bank and handed one of the tellers a note specifying the denominations of cash he was demanding. The problem with his plan was that it was 6:45 PM, the bank was preparing to close, and all the money had already been locked in the vault.
The guy didn’t believe the tellers, so he leapt over the counter and saw for himself that all the cash drawers were empty. So he fled -- his hands just as empty as the cash drawers.
What did he think, that banks simply lock the doors at night?
While he got away before police arrived, security video and the assistance of police in neighboring towns enabled his capture four days later.
The county jail is open all night.