Thursday, August 10, 2006

Giving preppies a bad name

I was reading the NY Post this am and saw the headline about "preppie pair pulls bank heist". You should see the pictures that were with the article. The two looked the hobos not preppies...The NY POST is giving all preps a bad name!!! Read the the article and the clothing described; do you think they are preps???



UPPER EASTSIDE BONNIE & CLYDE
PREPPIE PAIR PULLS BANK HEIST



UPPER EAST SIDE BONNIE & CLYDE
By MARK BULLIET, ERIKA MARTINEZ and LUKAS I. ALPERT
August 10, 2006 -- Cops are searching for the Bonnie and Clyde of the hipster set.
A male-and-female pair of stylish bank robbers - clad in cargo shorts and flip-flops - ripped off nearly $2,500 from an Upper East Side bank on Monday and are on the lam, cops and bank officials said yesterday.
The man - described as 20 to 25 years old, 5-foot-9 and weighing about 160 - walked up to a teller window at the Independence branch at 225 E. 86th St. and handed over a note saying he had a gun and demanded cash, officials said.
"He feigned a weapon as though he had a weapon under his shirt," said bank spokesman Mike Armstrong. "It was a few moments. It's not the neighborhood you would expect a bank robbery in."
So far this year, there have been 137 robberies reported in the 19th Precinct where the Independence branch is located, according to police statistics, down 11 percent from the same time period last year.
The branch's seven teller windows do not have floor-to-ceiling enclosures separating bank employees from the customers, only glass coming to chest level. The bank is equipped with several surveillance cameras.
Meanwhile, the woman - described as in her 20s, 5-foot-4 and weighing approximately 135 - stood outside, smoking a cigarette and acting as a lookout, cops said.
After the teller handed over $2,470, the pair walked away together, cops said.
No one was hurt.
Cops said the man was dressed in green cargo shorts, a gray T-shirt and a green hat. He was wearing silver metal-framed sunglasses and carried a black messenger bag over his shoulder.
The woman had brown hair with red highlights, and was wearing a gray T-shirt with an overleaf design on the front. She also wore stylish black stretch pants and rubber flip-flops and was carrying a small white purse, cops said.
Neighborhood workers said the incident left them cold.
"It scares me," said Iesha Womack, 28, who works in a cellphone store across the street. "It's frightening to know something like that happened so close to us."
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
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4 comments:

Monogram Momma said...

So I'm confused... At one point they refer to them as preppies, but they start out the article referring the robbers as "hipsters." So which is it? We all know they are most certainly not the same, and they definitely sound more "hipster" than preppy t me! Green cargo shorts and grey t-shirt? Preppy, I think not!

Tod said...

The mutton chops on the man were quite a site too...

kris said...

Hipster does not equal Preppy, I have to agree with Monogram Momma! Maybe it was the flip flops that had the writer thrown off? Now, if they'd been wearing popped collar shirts & seersucker, it would be guilty as charged!!

Anonymous said...

I think a prep would have had a bit more class holding up a bank anyway. I am thinking a Bogart-esque demand for cash, followed by a getaway in 60s Jag convertible...all the while wearing a dinner jacket and holding a martini glass (just a quick stop by the bank on the way to the benefit at the University Club).