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SF Cops Think They've Caught the Chuck Taylor Bandit

There's no reason to rob ten banks wearing the same Chucks, but these rain Chucks are pretty cool. Image <a href="http://play.converse.com/blog/2014/09/02/chuck-taylor-all-star-rubber/">via</a>
There's no reason to rob ten banks wearing the same Chucks, but these rain Chucks are pretty cool. Image via

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Maybe San Francisco's ne'er-do-wells consider Home Alone's Wet Bandits an inspiration, but creating a robbery calling card seems like a bad idea. Especially when it's a sartorial calling card. Yet it keeps happening. Earlier this month, we told you about the Rainbow Girls— several groups of young, female robbers wearing brightly-colored clothes while raiding the city's high-end stores. This week, Hoodline reports that the San Francisco Police Department has nabbed a suspect that it believes is the Chuck Taylor bandit. The robber has attempted ten banks heists while wearing his Converse sneaks. Remember kids: it's great to have a signature style, but it may not be the most prudent choice for criminals.
· SFPD Reportedly Nabs 'Chuck Taylor Bandit' After Irving Street Robbery [Hoodline]
· Are SF's High-End Robbers Taking Cues from Spring Breakers? [Racked]