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

Kent Police

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”.


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.


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!