Dean Smith: Bank robber gave cashier name and address

D'oh! Bank robber gives cashier name and address
Hapless bank robber Dean Smith has been jailed (Picture: South Wales Police)

A knifeman who tried to rob a bank after giving a cashier his name and address has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Dean Smith went to the Barclays branch to tell staff he had moved house – but was tempted by the sight of tills full of cash.

He was recognised when he returned half-an-hour later wearing a ‘terrible disguise’ of sunglasses and socks over his shoes.

The 27-year-old ran off empty-handed after demanding ‘all the cash’ from a cashier, who saw he was holding a breadknife and pressed an alarm.

Stephen Jeary, defending, said: ‘He told the police it was stupid and he was very sorry but he was desperate for money.’

Smith, of Treorchy, South Wales, admitted attempted robbery and carrying a bladed weapon at Merthyr Tydfil crown court.

15 May 2014 | 9:05 am – Source:

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