The Upshot

Man dressed as Darth Vader robs NY bank

Brett Michael Dykes
The Upshot

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On Thursday, a man walked into a Chase bank branch in Long Island dressed as Darth Vader from "Star Wars." Brandishing a gun, he demanded cash from the tellers, and walked out with a wad of it.

According to the New York Daily News, one bank customer thought the whole thing was a joke, breaking out into a fit of laughter and "shoving" the masked bandit. After being threatened at gun point, he took to the floor.

The bank's surveillance cameras caught the thief in action, wielding his gun and stuffing cash into a satchel.

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Is it safe to say that the empire has struck back?

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