Genius Bank Robber Asks Cashier To Put Cash Into His Own Bank Account

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This guy has to be the stupidest bank robber of all time.

Knife wielding Paul Neaverson’s not-so-cunning plan came unstuck when he ordered a cashier to pay money directly into his own bank account.

The 61-year-old walked into a branch of NatWest in Rainham, Kent and held a blade to a clerk’s throat, telling the employee to “put £500 in my account”.

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But the absolute genius was forced to flee after the bank’s alarm was sounded.

He also tried, and failed, to rob a branch of HSBC which was just 400ft away, after the cashier told him they didn’t have £500 in the till.

And why was this guy so desperate for the cash, you ask? Because he needed money to book a flight to Corfu for a job interview as a golf coach. Standard.

Neaverson was arrested by police, who arrived soon after the second failed robbery.

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In court, Danny Moore, defending, said of Neaverson’s attempts:

It was ridiculous. It only had one ending. He now finds himself staring down the barrel of a very long sentence.

Neaverson pleaded guilty to two attempted robberies and possession of a blade, and was jailed for two years.

Just incredible. We don’t think the guards will be too worried about this genius planning an elaborate escape from prison, somehow!


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