History Crime ain’t what it used to be
posted by January 10 at 17:04 PMon
The Seattle Times reports that Seattle is number four in the nation for bank robberies. Nation-wide, bank heists have only become more popular among thieves hungry for quick cash. But it’s a decreasingly noble pursuit. In 132 King County bank jobs in 2006, bumbling bad guys snagged just over $300,000. My grandmother, a swash-buckling crossword menace from Montana, married into the family of James Younger—this was after she parted ways with Grandpa Valdez. Younger and members of his James Gang were real hoods. In the first recorded daylight bank heist in US history, he and others were suspected of making off with more than $60,000 — that’s more than $700,000 in modern ducats.