There’s a popular saying that says, “Everyone has the perfect plan for a bank robbery, and the perfect idea for a restaurant,” or something along those lines. In regards to the first, it’s not to say most people would ever seriously consider such a crime, but we’ve all watched enough movies and heard enough stories where we think we know what the best way to do it would be.
So it makes you wonder if Monday’s bank robbery of a Chase branch just blocks down the street from Barnard College as President Barack Obama delivered a commencement address was pure brilliance, or utter stupidity. Whatever your line of thinking, one things is for sure, they definitely had a lot of guts.
Why? Well, President Obama’s visit to Barnard meant most of the available police presence in the area would be occupied at the event, stationed around the campus. So it may seem like the perfect time to commit a robbery, striking when the police are busy and unavailable. But choosing a location so nearby to where that huge police presence was perhaps was a little ballsier than most.Continue Reading