A desperate man driven to crime, an experimental filmmaker gathering material — or both? This week, acclaimed avante garde artist and former MIT lecturer Joe Gibbons pled guilty to robbing a New York bank, a heist he captured on film with the apparent intention of using the footage in an upcoming project.
Crime Magazine has a great excerpt from the upcoming book Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber, recounting the time when infamous bank robber Leslie Ibsen Rogge knocked off two spots in a single day, making use of police scanners and smoke bombs in the process.
Let's say you really, really need to rob a bank, like in under four minutes. But there's all this pesky bulletproof glass between you and the terrified tellers! If you can relate, take a tip from this industrious Chinese bank robber, who understands that "bulletproof" glass doesn't mean you can't axe the bejeezus…