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Failed Bank Robbery

Read about the funny events when three robbers attempted to rob a bank in Rothesay, Scotland

In August, 1975, three men were on their way to rob the Royal Bank of Scotland at Rothesay, when they got stuck in the revolving doors. They had to be helped free by members of staff and, after thanking everyone, they sheepishly left the building.

A few minutes later they returned and announced their intention of robbing the bank. However, none of the staff believed them. At first, they demanded 5,000. The head cashier laughed at them, convinced it was a practical joke.

Considerably disheartened by this, the gang leader reduced his demand to 500, then to 50 and ultimately to 50 pence. By this stage the cashier could barely control herself for laughter.

Then one of the would-be robbers jumped over the counter and fell awkwardly on the floor, clutching at his ankle. The other two made their getaway, but got trapped in the revolving doors (again) on the way out!

rs for a second time, desperately pushing the wrong way.

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