World’s dumbest bank robber wears burqa to conceal identity, but leaves face visible (Video)

A bank robber in Woodlawn, Ohio, hit upon an ingenious way to conceal his identity: He wore a burqa, the facial covering traditionally worn by Muslim women. The only problem is that the crook wore the garment in a manner that allowed people inside the bank to get a good look at his face — which was adorned, for added ease of recognition and eventual capture, with a tattoo.

The idiocy doesn’t stop there. The bank the robber chose to hit was inside a Kroger supermarket, and prior to the stick-up, he was spotted picking up a few groceries. Assistant Police Chief Aaron Tillman told Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC:

The subject was seen shopping in the store earlier by one of the store managers who was actually made contact with him and then it was later told to us that, that was the same individual that was involved in the robbery.

As the though the deck weren’t already sufficiently stacked against the guy, he was also captured by surveillance camera:

Apart from the tattoo, witnesses described the man as black and about 6 feet tall, with a slender build.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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