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Why people rob banks

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Why do people rob banks?

The majority of bank robberies are linked to illegal drugs. One of the robbers I interviewed several years ago committed over 30 bank robberies in a little over a year’s time. He told me that his life changed the first time he tried cocaine. He became addicted and began robbing banks to support his habit. He would get the money, buy drugs, use them, then go back and rob again to buy more, knowing he would eventually get caught.


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First published on 01/02/2022

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