A Shocking Sight

@fishtiger58 (30736)
Momence, Illinois
November 27, 2017 8:44am CST
Hi all, I was out of town for a few days after Thanksgiving, I trust you all had a wonderful holiday. Mine was great as well. Friday morning my husband and I were going to take a short trip to go see my brother for the weekend. I had run to the gas station to fill up the tank and as I was getting ready to leave I saw a truck go around the corner and a cop following with it's lights on. The truck pulled over as did the cop car and two more cop cars pulled up one at the front of the truck and two behind. Then the shocking sight occurred. All the cops got out of their cars and pulled their guns and pointed them towards the truck. That freaked me out and I got out of there right away. I went to the bank and pulled into the drive thru to get a bit more cash. Nothing looked astray until I pulled up to the window and there was a big closed sign there. Really?? How strange. They should have been opened. So I figured I could do what I wanted with a credit card as we were ready to leave. I went home and as the truck that got pulled over was about 4 houses down from my home I drove right past it. The driver was sitting on the curb handcuffed and a cop standing over him and the other cops searching his truck. I went home picked up my hubby and away we went for our weekend away. We had to pass the bank on the way out of town and there were at least 7 cop cars in the parking lot and that yellow crime scene tape across the bank doors. Oh my they had been robbed. I wondered if the truck that got pulled over was the bank robbers. On Sunday before we came home I went online to see if I could find some news. And sure enough The scene I had witnessed was the cops catching the bank robbers. Amazing the bank is like two blocks from where the cops captured the robbers. Apparently there were two of them. The money was recovered and they robbed the bank without guns from what I have read. Needless to say I have never ever seen cops pull their guns and I was at the bank just moments after they had been robbed. This is the 3rd time that bank has been robbed since I have lived here. I think they really should get a security man to work inside. They don't have one. I also think that because we are in a small town in the middle of the corn fields that those who would do something like this must think it's easy prey. Apparently a customer who was still in their car saw the man run out, and notified the police right away and that's why they caught them only a couple of blocks from the bank. The other two times they were robbed the never caught them. I'm glad they caught the men and for me it was shocking to see this take place.
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@LadyDuck (122029)
• Switzerland
27 Nov
Oh goodness, three robberies at the same bank are a lot for a small town. I hope nobody was hurt. They would surely hire a security guard.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Nov
I really think they should, they have no men working there all women, so it has to be time for a security guard.
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@LadyDuck (122029)
• Switzerland
27 Nov
@fishtiger58 Surely the robbers know that there are only women and no security guard.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Nov
@LadyDuck I was wondering the same thing
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
27 Nov
That's crazy and kind of scary you're lucky that you made it out okay. That's why I'm glad that all my banking is prepaid and I don't have to go to a real bank I'll just go to Walmart. Or any ATM for that matter. Everything else I do online or on my phone
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Nov
It's getting to the point in this country where you never want to leave your house. Bad things happening a lot
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
27 Nov
@fishtiger58 they used to scare me but when I moved out to the country I figured I needed one you know in case of bears or Wild pigs or crazy neighbors.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Nov
@thislittlepennyearns Yikes bears, I would have to have one too. No bears where I live nor wild hogs.
@moffittjc (35706)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Nov
A long time ago, when I lived in south Florida, I actually witnessed a shootout between the police and some bank robbers. It was pretty crazy! Lots of bullets flying everywhere, and surprisingly--even thought they weren't that far of a distance apart from each other--neither the cops nor the robbers hit each other! I guess in the heat of the moment when the adrenaline is pumping hard you forget all about aiming straight and true and instead you just unload your clip and hope one of the bullets finds its target. It would have actually been quite comical had it not been a real life event.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
7 Dec
@moffittjc Yea what would I know it was my first time there, I have no reason to go there again. I think he is quitting that job soon.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Dec
@moffittjc yes they do but I didn't actually go on the range I was in the building, but you have to park and then it's very loud.
@just4him (92115)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov
I'm sure it was! I would have hightailed it too. I'm glad they caught them. I agree with you, the bank needs a security guard.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
Deborah mentioned that she hasn't seen a security guard in a bank in a long time. But she's right I haven't either. Doesn't make any sense.
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@just4him (92115)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Nov
@fishtiger58 I know the bank my son banks at has one, or at least they did, but I've never seen one at mine either.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
@just4him I wonder why that is, I hadn't noticed until Deborah said something about it.
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@PainsOnSlate (19212)
• Canada
28 Nov
That would be a scary scene, I've never see a cop at work except when going after speeders on the highway. I'm glad the thief got caught, I often wonder why anyone would steal money from a bank and I think they must know they will be caught....fingers crossed they won't be caught? Makes no sense, I feel like saying get a job if you need money....
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Nov
It doesn't make sense to me either. Lets see commit a crime spend time in jail, nope I will never understand crime and why people engage in it.
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• Canada
28 Nov
@fishtiger58 I just remembered one night in the summer voices out my window woke me up. Two teens had searched my car for cash I'm guessing (I never leave anything in my car and now its locked every night) They walked to my neighbor and I called the cops, the kids ran away because someone else noticed them and the police never found them. My neighbor was mad at me for calling the cops, ( told me after the cops talked to both of us, they found a credit card in her car too) she wanted a new computer and left her old one in the car hoping it would be stolen...What a piece of work that neighbor was, thankfully she moved...
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
@PainsOnSlate Wait what? She left her computer in her car hoping it would be stolen so the insurance would buy her a new one. Is she insane. Yea a piece of work for sure. That's so nuts.
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@DianneN (59477)
• United States
30 Nov
Yikes! I'm sure it was a sight to see! That bank surely needs a security guard.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
It sure shocked me, and I was glad to get the heck out of there.
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@DianneN (59477)
• United States
30 Nov
@fishtiger58 Our bank was robbed, too, and closed with the yellow tape. I missed all the action, thank goodness!
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
@DianneN Yea I hear that Dianne, I don't want to be around for that crazy mess either.
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@JudyEv (101023)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
That is a bit scary. I wonder if it were the same two that did the first two robberies. They might have thought it was easy game.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Nov
That's a good question, I don't know but they sure didn't get far. And now years in jail, stupid stupid stupid.
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@JudyEv (101023)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Nov
@fishtiger58 You have to wonder at their thinking don't you?
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
@JudyEv Yes I sure do, spend years in jail for doing that makes no sense.
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@katsmeow1213 (28927)
• United States
27 Nov
good thing you weren't a bit earlier with your errands or you might have been in the bank while it was being robbed. I'm glad they were caught too!
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• United States
30 Nov
@fishtiger58 Most robbers don't.. trust me I have to go through robbery training every year.. and this year I"ve gone through it 3 times with my job changes. Most bank robbers are just desperate and are just trying to get away with it. They don't want the mess of weapons which will get them in even more trouble.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
@katsmeow1213 I have a friend who works in the bank and she told me she is sick of getting robbed, twice since she has been working there like 3 years.
@YrNemo (8589)
1 Dec
wow, you witnessed some exciting event there. I saw something similar a few years back, but have no clue what went on since we were only visiting the area.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Dec
In the local paper they confirmed that what I saw was the bank robbers getting caught.
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@YrNemo (8589)
5 Dec
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@snowy22315 (34278)
• United States
28 Nov
Wow, that must have been weird. I saw a guy who had just try to rob a 7/11 cuffed and outside one time. Another time, I just missed someone stealing someone elses truck. That was out West though not in my area at all.
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@snowy22315 (34278)
• United States
30 Nov
@fishtiger58 That would be actually..
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@jaboUK (50704)
• United Kingdom
30 Nov
That was a bit exciting to see all that. Glad they were caught.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
I am too, more excitement than I care to have.
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@ridingbet (37921)
• Philippines
30 Nov
oh my, it is heart-stopping to be in that situation. thank God you were safe.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
Yea I was pretty freaked out. Never seen anything like that.
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@BelleStarr (32064)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Nov
That would have shocked the heck out of me as well. but nothing surprises me anymore we get robbed in my little town of 6,000 people.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
Sure you hear things like this all the time, crazy world we live in. But to have seen it like that, as I said never seen that in person just on tv.
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@FayeHazel (11798)
• United States
28 Nov
Oh wow, I'm happy your safe and that you weren't in the bank
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
I'm thinking if I had gone to the bank first instead of getting gas I would have been.
@marlina (62259)
• Canada
28 Nov
Scary stuff for sure.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
Yea it was I got out of there quick.
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@Ganma7 (2055)
28 Nov
Wow you were in the thick of things I would say. Glad you were not hurt in any way. Scary
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
It was so darn scary, I got out of there before they started shooting which I'm happy to say didn't happen.
@Corbin5 (81728)
• United States
27 Nov
I live in a Chicago suburb, and I went inside the bank today, and I did not see a security guard. I do not think I have seen a security guard in a bank in a very long time. I think I would prefer a security guard in my bank.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Nov
You know now that you say that I haven't seen one in a long time at my son's bank nor my former bank. I wonder why, seems a bit nuts if you ask me.
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• United States
27 Nov
Thankfully they caught the bank robbers but it was pretty crazy that you were there to see the cops apprehend the criminals. Good thing you weren't in the bank minutes before when it was getting robbed
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Nov
Really a good thing I stopped for gas or yes I would have been in the bank. Yikes that's scary.
@AmbiePam (46173)
• United States
27 Nov
Wow. That would have freaked me out too.
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@fishtiger58 (30736)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Nov
I had to look twice as I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
27 Nov
Wow, I am sure that was shocking! I have never seen anything like that either. I'm glad they were caught.
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