Armed robbers steal first aid kit instead of cash.
Armed robbers who held up a money courier made off with his first aid kit instead of the suitcase full of cash.
The two bandits pursued the courier at high speed before shooting at his vehicle and forcing him to stop on a road in Gronau, Germany.
Forcing the boot open, one of the crooks snatched a case before fleeing again. But instead of taking the money, he made off with a first aid kit.
Police spokesman Johann Steinlitz said, "If there was an award for the dumbest crooks they would certainly be in the running. But even though they did not get what they were after, we are still investigating for attempted armed robbery and endangering lives. Luckily the courier was not harmed in the incident."
A man in Mainz, Germany, apparently inebriated, was arrested after he attempted to hold up a bank armed with............... a water pistol and a potato peeler. Police say that the man, identified as 52-year-old Walter Schoegl, had a stocking over his head and was waving the potato peeler as he demanded cash. He left with nothing after the bank teller told him that they had run out of money.
When he was arrested a some five minutes later he was still wearing the stocking on his head.