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FBI says dashcam shows man taking cab to rob bank

Technically Incorrect: In Denver, it seems that some bank robbers don't need to hire a getaway driver.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


The FBI would like to question the man in question.

KDVR-TV screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Most of what I know about robbing banks comes from movies.

As I understand it, you hire a getaway driver. He takes you to the bank, waits for you and then leaves with you at some speed, while someone shoots at him from behind.

It could be that some people don't watch the same movies as I do.

As KDVR-TV reports, the FBI released dashcam footage from a Denver cab dated May 25.

They say it shows a cheery-looking man riding along to the Public Service Credit Union in nearby Centennial, Colorado, and robbing the place.

Surely, you might think, he didn't ask the driver to wait, then jumped back in the cab and headed for the airport.

The FBI says he surely did.

It's not clear how much money he allegedly took, nor whether he got on a plane when he reached the airport.

The FBI would, however, like it if someone identified him.

What puzzles me is that that the man must have spotted the dashcam.

Some cabs, indeed, have a warning that makes it clear you're being filmed.

There's a certain bizarre confidence to take such a risk, even chatting with the driver, as this man allegedly did.

Isn't there a presumption these days that when one is in a public place, one might be being filmed?

There are several movies about that too. Perhaps not everyone has seen them.