47-yo man uses an avocado ‘grenade’ as weapon to rob two banks and loots US$7,750 worth of cash money

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Avocado is a superfood that has many benefits and can be used in many ways. It turns out that it can also be used to rob a bank!

A 47-year-old man from Southern Israel managed to execute not one but two bank robberies using an avocado.

Yes, an actual avocado!

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In mid-May, this man had casually walked into a Postal Bank branch at the Big Beersheba shopping mall and was wandering about, observing the place. When the time was right, he walked over to the cashier and handed her a misspelled note demanding money.

He had a hat, a pair of sunglasses and eye patch on as disguise.

Credit: Times of Israel

She appeared a little hesitant so, fearing that things wouldn’t go as he planned, he threatened her, showing her a round and black object which was firmly planted in his palm.

“Put the money in the bag quickly or I’ll throw this grenade.” Yes, he was referring to the fruit as a deadly explosive weapon. The lady obviously freaked out and started dashing decks of cash in the bag as instructed.

He walked out of the bank with NIS 16,000 (US$4,450) cash in hand, only having to use a harmless fruit as a threat. Probably he had pressing issues to settle with the cash he just looted because five days later, he pulled off an exact heist in another branch of the bank.

Times of Israel reported that the modus operandi was the same. If the money isn’t handed over to him, he would blow up the entire place with the ‘grenade’. This time it was NIS 12,000 (US$3,300).

The police began tracking him down despite his undisclosed identity using his mobile phone location during the time of the incidents. It was later revealed that the man had been convicted of robbery in the past and served time in prison for 3 years.


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