Jewish World Review March 9, 2001 / 14 Adar, 5761
Taking a taxi to and from a bank robbery
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Bank robbers usually don't pay their getaway
drivers by the eighth of a mile. Unless they employ an unsuspecting
cab driver to park outside while they finish their business.
According to Sgt. Norman Grodi, all the suspect told the driver
before stepping out of the cab to rob abank was, "Wait, I'll be right
The suspect wasn't in the bank any longer than three minutes,
Grodi said. After waiting in line, the suspect slipped the teller a note
written on a bank deposit slip and whispered that he had a gun in
his pocket. He wore a black, down-filled jacket with a bright yellow
interior, a black hooded sweat shirt and light khaki pants. The
suspect made no attempt to disguise his face, police said.
The driver still had no idea anything was wrong after the suspect
jumped back in the cab with an undisclosed amount of cash and
asked to be dropped off some blocks away.
Police identified the suspect as Tony Lee Milbourne, 37, and took
out warrants for his arrest.
Universal Cab Co. driver Mark Ajoku said he didn't even get to keep
the fare from the heist. Police claimed it as
Lorenzo Perez writes for the Raleigh News & Observer. Comment by clicking here.
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