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Darth Vader Robs Bank; Suspect Uses Gun - Not Force - in Robbery

Darth Vader Robs Bank; Man Used Gun - Not Force - in Robbery
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SETAUKET, N.Y. (CBS/AP) Darth Vader has apparently downgraded from destroying planets - now he's just robbing banks.

PICTURES: Outrageous Bank Robbers

Police say a man in a Darth Vader mask entered a Chase bank branch on Long Island on Thursday, displayed a gun and demanded money.

A surveillance camera caught the "Star Wars" character out of his usual all-black ensemble - he was wearing a blue cape and camouflage pants.

The Dark Lord escaped from the Setauket bank with an undetermined amount of cash.

The robbery comes about a week after another bank robber, dubbed the "Bouquet Bandit," held up a Manhattan bank.

Authorities say Edward Pemberton used a flower bouquet to conceal a note demanding cash during a $440 bank heist July 15. They say he used a potted plant as a similar prop in a holdup at another bank earlier this month.

Apparently, the force was not strong with Pemberton. He was arrested Wednesday at a Brooklyn home where he was hiding in a closet, according to police.

Darth Vader, however, is still on the loose.

  • Edecio Martinez

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