In New Zealand, the man who robbed an Auckland bank wasn’t satisfied with his haul, so he phoned the bank, identified himself as “the guy who robbed you the other day,” and demanded that the bank’s manager bring a bag of money outside for him to pick up. A plainclothes police officer stood waiting for him instead, but he never showed up. He then phoned again, asking the bank manager to meet him down the street. Again, he never showed up for his money – but police traced the phone calls and arrested him anyway.
You might wonder why a bank robber would try something that stupid, but consider this: In Chicago a few months back, somebody tried robbing a bank by pulling into a drive-through window, where there’s no actual contact with a teller but instead money and receipts are sent back and forth through pneumatic tubes, and sent the teller a note demanding money. The teller obliged.