Bank robber commits robbery after distracting witnesses with ‘ugly tie’

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Bank robber commits robbery after distracting witnesses with ‘ugly tie’ that prevents police from describing his face

  • The bank robber, presumably in his early twenties, robbed a bank in Germany
  • He wore a tie so ugly that when witnesses were asked for details of what the man looked like, they couldn’t remember
  • Police believe it was part of the robber’s plan to wear the ‘ugly tie’ so he could distract potential witnesses

A bank robber managed to carry out a robbery in Germany after distracting witnesses with his ‘ugly tie’ which prevented them from giving the police a description of his face.

The man, believed to be in his early twenties, robbed a bank in Bad Soden-Salmünster, a town near Frankfurt, while wearing an ‘ugly 1980s-style tie’ according to police.

The robber, reportedly armed with a gun, threatened a cashier on Tuesday and went out with an undisclosed amount, according to local media reports.

But the police are still struggling to find the thief – and it’s all because of the tie he was wearing.

An armed bank robber managed to carry out a robbery in Germany after distracting witnesses with his 'ugly tie' preventing them from giving the police a description of his face (photo file)

An armed bank robber managed to carry out a robbery in Germany after distracting witnesses with his ‘ugly tie’ preventing them from giving the police a description of his face (photo file)

The man, believed to be in his early twenties, robbed a bank in Bad Soden-Salmünster, a German town near Frankfurt.

The man, believed to be in his early twenties, robbed a bank in Bad Soden-Salmünster, a German town near Frankfurt.

The man, believed to be in his early twenties, robbed a bank in Bad Soden-Salmünster, a German town near Frankfurt.

The man was wearing an 'ugly tie with a pattern in the style of the 80s' (photo file)

The man was wearing an 'ugly tie with a pattern in the style of the 80s' (photo file)

The man was wearing an ‘ugly tie with a pattern in the style of the 80s’ (photo file)

The item was so ugly that when questioned by the police, witnesses couldn’t remember what the man looked like – only that he was wearing a horrible tie.

Police believe it was part of the robber’s plan to wear the ugly tie. “He was smart,” said a police spokesman The mirror

“Everyone focused on the ugly tie and ignored his face.”

Witnesses to the bank robbery could only tell the police that the suspect was in his early twenties and was carrying a gun at the time.

While this particular robber used an ugly tie to his advantage, a British bank robber nicknamed ‘Shrek’ was told in 2009 that he was too ugly for armed robbery.

David Holyoak, from Manchester, was caught after his distinctive features – including his ‘big ears and round features’ – made it easy for police to spot him.

Meanwhile, other robbers have not been so lucky to get away with their crime.

Last year, a British man attempted to rob a bank but was caught after noting his list of demands on a receipt for vitamin tablets he had received from a Holland and Barrett.

The robber fled when Santander staff sounded the alarm, but left the incriminating note indicating that he had been to the neighboring health food store.

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