|Lower Incomes for Bank Robbers in Obama Recession|
|by Tom McGregor||Mon, Aug 6, 2012, 08:09 PM|
The Obama Recession has gotten so bad that even bank robbers are complaining about the lack of financial opportunities when committing crimes.
According to LoanSafe, “not only are Houston bank robberies taking place at a faster pace than last year and on track to surpass the record of 171 holdups in 2010, but culprits are getting hard prison time, sometimes for stealing even less than ($166), said the FBI.”
Shauna Dunlap, FBI special agent, said, “more often than not, they are walking away with considerably less than what Crime Stoppers offers in their standard $5,000 reward. So it pays more to turn in a bank robber than robbing a bank, and we’re seeing a that a lot.”
As reported by LoanSafe, “through the end of July, there were 97 bank robberies in the Houston area, a 137 percent increase over 41 for the same period last year. Nationwide, bank robberies of federally-insured banks are declining, with 5.014 robberies in 2011 compared to 6,700 in 2008. Over those four years, $188 million was stolen, according to the FBI.”
Dunlap said, “a couple of weeks ago, we had an individual walk out with $40 – he got twenties – and this past weekend we had one man make a demand and walk out with nothing.”
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