Elderly female customer robbed outside Fifth Third bank

The Brown County People's Defender is reporting that on Feb. 1, at approximately 1:30 p.m., an elderly woman carrying a moneybag from the Fifth Third Bank in Peebles was assaulted and the moneybag stolen.

The thief was described in the newspaper as a tall, thin man with black hair, facial stubble, wearing a navy blue, nylon hooded jacket with white pin stripes down the sleeve, tan jeans and white shoes with red soles. The man fled on foot down Elm Street toward Fifth and Fourth streets and the railroad tracks.

Despite the fact that there were several witnesses, the newspaper says no arrest have been made.

The newspaper makes no mention of the fact that Fifth Third bank affirmatively disarms its customers, and advertises their defenselessness to criminals, by posting "no-guns" signs.

IS CRIME ON THE INCREASE IN POSTED BUSINESSES? Is advertising that customers and employees inside your business are defenseless really such a "safe" idea? Click to view a list which documents crimes committed in businesses posted with "no-guns" signs.

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