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Listen up, ladies: more women are entering an exciting field once dominated by men that’s full of excitement, danger, and cash paydays: bank robbing. One out of every 14 bank robbers in the U.S. last year was a woman, according to the F.B.I., and their numbers are rising. The “Beauty Salon Bandit” and mother of three robbed banks in New Jersey, the “Starlet Bandit” struck five Los Angeles banks in just a week, and two 18-year-old strip club workers dubbed the “Barbie Bandits” knocked over a bank in Georgia. The face of bank robbery may have changed since the Great Depression, when famous desperadoes like John Dillinger and Willie Sutton terrorized banks across the nation, but there were still more than 5,000 bank heists in 2011, netting over $38 million, up from just 857 heists in 1965. But before you get any ideas, remember that robbing banks has never been a dumber idea. Thanks to alarm systems, security cameras, and exploding dye packs hidden in wads of bills, it’s harder than ever to get away with. More than half of bank robbers are either nabbed at the scene, or arrested after police look at footage from security cameras. Even when robbers do get away with it, the average booty is only around 10,000 dollars. Not much, when you consider the punishment can be 20 years or more in the slammer. Robbers that score a big haul, and get away with it, are a dying breed. One who did was Victor Manuel Gerena, still on the F.B.I.’s Ten Most Wanted list after he single-handedly stole $7 million dollars from a Wells Fargo armored truck depot in 1983, then disappeared. The kind of tale that leads desperate men — and more and more women — to think they can get away with it, too. It is important to remember that  the economy has an effect on  crime by bringing desperate people into the field. The existing criminals will continue to do what they have been doing all along and occasionally band together to do something big.

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