Friday, April 22, 2011

Clerk Retains Stick-up Note - Robber's Name on Back

Bruce Manlove
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A quick-thinking convenience store clerk retained a stick-up note from a robber who demanded cigarettes. They argued over the note -- which simply stated, "This is a robbery," but the clerk held onto it and the robber fled.

Shortly after, patrol officers in Dover, Delaware, stopped the robber's vehicle, which contained 17 packs of Newport cigarettes.

Even if the officers hadn't pulled over the vehicle, the stick-up note had 36-year-old Bruce Manlove's name on the back of Department of Corrections paperwork. He had been released from DOC custody on April 11 -- but he's right back where he started from, after failing to post $6,500 bail.

Manlove was charged with robbery, terroristic threatening, disorderly conduct, and trespassing.


  1. LOL

    But if we wrote a story about a robber as stupid as that, our readers would groan :)

  2. So true, Dorte! Oh, I guess real life will always be stranger than fiction!

  3. Not much Drama when they're that dumb. maybe he wanted to back to prison.

  4. I agree, Charles...he should have waited for the cops to show up! A bit of correctional welfare.