'Dumb bank robber' busted after boasting of raid on Facebook

Jan 12, 2012, 11:28 IST | Agencies
A bank robber dubbed the ''Where's Waldo'' is as dumb as they come - the bandit was arrested after boasting about his raid on Facebook. FBI agents seized Ryan Homsley after he updated his status message, as ''I'm now a bank robber'', reports the Daily Mail.

The 29-year-old had been called the ''Where's Waldo'' bandit because of his resemblance to the hard-to-spot cartoon character created by British illustrator Martin Handford. CCTV footage from a branch in Tualatin, near Portland, Oregon showed Homsley standing at the counter in red striped jumper with thick glasses and shaggy mop of brown hair.

Homsley declared on his page that he was committing the robbery to pay medical bills and even posted one of the bank surveillance photos as his profile picture. Friends said Homsley was a diabetic and was desperate for money to pay for his medical treatment. He was arrested by FBI agents two days after the bank raid while receiving treatment at hospital

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