Apparently a speedy getaway isn't always necessary when you rob a bank.
According to the Ottawa Citizen, a 75 year old man - using a walker - went into a bank, claimed he was armed and demanded money. The bank staff surrendered a small amount of cash and the robber made his getaway.
Now you would think that once police were called it would take only a matter of minutes before they found the man. After all, the guy relied on a walker to get around. But NO! It reportedly took 45 minutes to apprehend the guy in the same strip mall where the bank is located! What?!
Police spokesman Gary Godwin said the bank staff did the right thing in allowing the man to leave the bank even though they never saw a weapon. But he makes no mention of why on earth it took three-quarters of an hour to find a guy making his getaway with the aid of a walker! If this guy had two good legs and the ability to run (or for that matter, just walk at a normal pace), would they have ever caught up with him? You make the call.