Stick ‘Em Up!

If it seems like there have been a lot of bank robberies recently, well, it's because there have been: bank robberies here have been happening at record paces the last several years. But now the Chicago FBI is adding a new statistic to brag about: most bank robberies solved. So far in 2008, 34 people have been arrested in connection to over 100 robberies. Overall, 2008's robberies are down (160) compared to this time last year (168), a drop officials have credited to the arrest of serial robbers like the Second Hand Bandit. Chicago also ranks first among strange serial robber nicknames.

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