German police are searching for a little old lady whose only success in an attempted bank robbery was a clean get-away. Berlin police said a woman, who appeared to be in her 70s, shuffled nervously into a Berlin bank Wednesday morning and told tellers that crooks had foisted a bomb on her and threatened to blow her up if she didn’t rob the bank.
“She was a bit confused and told a cashier three men had handed her a bag containing a bomb and forced her to get the money or it would explode,” said a police spokesman.
Banking staff refused to meet her demands and took the bag from her, before evacuating the bank. By the time police arrived the white-haired woman had vanished without a trace and the bomb turned out to be a fake.