Wednesday 13 December 2017

FBI hunt could spell end for 'Grammar Bandit'

The FBI is hunting for a 'Good Grammar Bandit'
The FBI is hunting for a 'Good Grammar Bandit'

David Millward

The traditional hold-up note is normally scrawled, at times barely readable and often poorly spelt.

But not in Colorado. There the hunt is on for a culprit known as the "Good Grammar Bandit" whose demands are typed with impeccable syntax and spelling.

Unfortunately for the Colorado miscreant, it is this grammatical rigour that has resulted in his being a prime suspect for robberies at four banks within five days at the start of the month.

The bandit, who police say was not armed, is now being sought by both the police in Denver and the FBI.

"He did a good job," said Dave Joly, an FBI spokesman. "He was very precise, there was no doubt what he was trying to do, he wanted to rob the bank. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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