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Old 03-01-2012, 08:14 PM
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I think it's a well known fact that nearly ALL bank robbers (and others) wear some kind of hoodie, sun glasses, knit hat, etc. or some combination of those to cover as much of their face as possible before doing the deed.

Back when Wachovia was changing over to Wells Fargo (July or so?), I was in the bank one day talking to the lady that was handling my aunt's estate accounts. A couple of "white shirts" (Wells Fargo corp) walked up to the room and knocked on the door. They wanted to know if I was satisfied with the service I had been getting there?

I told them, "Very much so." and that most of the employees knew me by last name (and I THOUGHT there may be a PICTURE of me on the "break room" wall! ).

I told them that I was concerned about the "dress" of some folks that came in ANY bank - needlessley covering their face (sunglasses) and/or head (hoodies), when the weather did not warrant it.

My "suggestion" was to post a sign outSIDE of the bank entrance - something to the effect that,

"For the safety of our employees and customers, please remove ALL sunglasses, hats, hoods, scarves, or similar items beFORE entering the bank. Failure to do so may result in your being asked to leave the bank to correct the issue."

Is this an ISSUE with anyone here??? Do you understand the idea, and would you ABIDE by it??? Does this look like the "PC police"??? If you've got nothing to hide, what's the problem with making everyone safer, and, being able to get a "clearer" pic of the perp? (And we ALL know how "good" those bank and convenience store pics can be! ).

I see NO harm in it and think the stats will bear me out.

Neddless to say - it HASN'T happened at ANY bank, that I am aware of?

What YOU say?

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I don't know about banks, but around here most of the convenience stores have signs posted that is basically the same.

No hoods allowed. Do not enter with a hood up.
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Wouldn't that be racist? Not that I care.
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Wouldn't that be racist? Not that I care.
WHY? I've got all those items but NEVER wear them inside the bank.

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Like many of us on THT, I work in the marine industry and I'm outside in the Florida sun for hours at a time. I'm going to be wearing sunglasses and I'm going to be wearing a hat. When I get out of my truck my sunglasses will remain on as well as my hat.

Sometimes I'm fumbling on the phone with a customer and don't remember to take my sunglasses off. Am I a bank robber? No, I just want to deposit a check. If a banker were to ask me to walk back outside to take off my hat and sunglasses I would promptly cancel my account with that bank.

When I walk inside a bank waving a gun then you can ask me to go back outside and change my attire/ accessories
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Bruce I don't think any sign would stop them? They could also add on to the sign
"For the safety of our employees and customers, please remove ALL sunglasses, hats, hoods, scarves, or similar items before entering the bank. Failure to do so may result in your being asked to leave the bank to correct the issue." Oh and also no robbery's, no guns, no bad intentions, no fake checks, no bogus bills.

These scumbags are going to come in one way or another. A sign will not slow them down one bit, the only thing that will is a bullet between the eyes.
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There is a bank around here, can't recall exactly which one, but, anyway, a couple years ago I went inside & on the entrance door was a sign that read something to this effect; PLEASE REMOVE SUN GLASSES, HATS, etc., really, no joke!! We've had a bunch of bank robberies up & down the Grand Strand (South Carolina) over the last several years.
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"For the safety of our employees and customers, please remove ALL sunglasses, hats, hoods, scarves, or similar items beFORE entering the bank. Failure to do so may result in your being asked to leave the bank to correct the issue."

People have a Constitutionally protected right to express themselves through their attire. To the extent it does not cause harm to others, that right needs to be respected. So, I suggest the following:

"For the safety of our employees and customers, we suggest you remove your stupid-ass hoodie. If you don't, you may or may not be shot between the eyes. You wear your stupid-ass hoodie, you takes your chances. Good luck."

Yeah, I think that should do it.




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"For the safety of our employees and customers, please remove ALL sunglasses, hats, hoods, scarves, or similar items beFORE entering the bank. Failure to do so may result in your being asked to leave the bank to correct the issue."

Carrollton bank in Glen Burnie Maryland has a sign similar to this.
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My fcu has these signs
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
I don't know about banks, but around here most of the convenience stores have signs posted that is basically the same.

No hoods allowed. Do not enter with a hood up.

Same thing around here
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When I was down in Costa Rica the bank I was exchanging money with pretty much had this policy. No hats, hoodies or anything else to cover your face. Also, they had a security front entrance which only one person at a time could use (you stepped into a double door, one door close behind you and the one in front opened up). Nobody seem to mind.
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Citizens Bank has that exact sign posted.
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What about the Muslim women who need to wear the Hijab? Seems a bit unfair to them.
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If the honest customers are willing to help the other customers and the bank employees feel more safe by removing the head gear/coverings, then do it on your own.

If you "Feel" it is unconstitutional and would rather wear you hoodie and sunglasses inside a bank to protest "The Man" or "Big Brother" then do that, but don't blame me if I profile your ass as a possible "Bad Guy" until you leave the bank!



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my FCU has a similar sign.
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just makes logical sense.

Please leave the 1st amendment out of this one.

Obama has already stomped all over it.

This is a safety concern and a valid one in my opinion.
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My bank has had a sign up like that for at least three years now. It's the precursor to face recognition software. If they aren't using it yet, they will be soon.
After that will come DNA recognition software that will be able to pick up your DNA simply by your breath as you walk through the door. They are already using heat recognition at the airports overseas to see if someone has an elevated body temperature. It's an indicator that the person has a fever/flu and shouldn't be traveling or possibly that they are nervous and their heartrate is accelerated for some reason.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Dreamer View Post
What about the Muslim women who need to wear the Hijab? Seems a bit unfair to them.
Interesting question. If these women truly "need" to wear the Hijab, are they even "allowed" to go out alone in public or handle money? Not being snide- just curious.

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I've seen this type of sign on many banks already
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