In most bank robberies, the bandits claim to be armed. In roughly one quarter of these robberies, bank workers, by-standers, or law enforcement are able to verify that the assailant has a firearm. These percentages have remained relatively stable over the last decade, stubbornly refusing to budge despite ever-harsher penalties associated with using a firearm [...]
Bandit Barriers have been in the news a lot this week. It all started with an article by Wall Street Journal beat writer Jack Nicas where he analyzes the decline in the number of bank robberies nationally. Ultimately, Nicas has determined that bank robberies are now a high risk – low reward proposition. According to [...]
In the early 1990s retail banks began expanding beyond the marble walls and bank teller windows of the “traditional bank.” In addition to offering online banking services and after-hours ATM access, they also began building small satellite branches in large grocery stores. These “supermarket banks”–often referred to as “in-stores” within the industry–are convenient for customers [...]
The good news: Bank robberies peaked way back in 1991, and have since dropped by roughly 35 percent. The bad news: Even though robberies dropped throughout the ‘90s and the first decade of the 21st Century, they’ve since stubbornly plateaued at just over 6,000 robberies per year. Despite sinking rates of violent and property crime [...]
Earlier this month, a would-be Chinese bank robber tried to bust through bulletproof glass with an axe. Apparently, the robber failed to reason that if the glass can stop a bullet, it can definitely stop an axe.
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A would-be bank robber in Smyna, Georgia was thwarted by bulletproof glass yesterday. The robbery attempt occurred at a BB&T Bank at around 11 a.m. According to police, the man was caught on camera handing a bank teller a note demanding money. Fortunately, the area is protected by bulletproof glass. The man left the bank [...]
Bullet proof transaction windows tend to be the most commonly asked for and purchased item when it comes to bullet resistant products. Upon purchase the most frequently asked question is, “How do I install it?” While we would love to be able to install every transaction window ourselves, it’s just not economical for either party. [...]