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|When legislation for the next Assault Weapon Ban is drafted, I hope they include these dangerous weapons.|
Man robs bank with rusty pitchfork
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 Posted: 7:59 AM EDT (1159 GMT)
AIKEN, South Carolina (AP) -- A robber who used a rusty pitchfork to stick up a bank got away -- and so far, finding him has been like looking for a needle in a haystack.
The man, wearing sunglasses and a mask, entered Security Federal Bank Tuesday morning and threatened employees with the 4-foot-long pitchfork. The man took an undisclosed amount of money.
The robber dropped the farm tool as he ran from the bank through a wooded area to a golf course behind the bank, police said.
Bloodhounds tracked the robber to a fast food restaurant parking lot, where police say the man got into a white van driven by a woman.
No customers were in the bank during the holdup, and no one was injured.
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