Of banks and robbers

When we first moved here in Balaclava, I always have this image of balaclava wearing bandits hiding in the alleyways waiting to pounce on unsuspecting victims. However, as time went by, I realised that maybe I was just being silly and that the name was just an unfortunate coincidence.

Well, not today. In the news today is the balaclava clad bank robber who held up a bank just a few blocks away from our apartment. He entered the bank brandishing a gun at 9:45 this morning and took a large amount of money. Unbeknownst to him, the teller has hidden an ink bomb with the cash and it exploded when he was making his escape near Inkerman Street, of all places. Police are now hoping to catch him “red-handed” as the ink would have stained the cash, his clothes and skin.

Now if that is not coincidence, I don’t know what is.

Published in: on March 21, 2005 at 7:11 pm  Leave a Comment