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Friday is most popular day for bank robberies, FBI says

A man wearing a Darth Vader mask robbed a Long Island bank on July 22, 2010. The Star Wars villain displayed a gun and then verbally demanded cash from the teller, reports CBS affiliate WGCL. Surveillance cameras noticed that the man was wearing a blue cape and camouflage pants in addition to the distinctive helmet. The Dark Lord got away with an undisclosed amount of money.
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Friday is most popular day for bank robberies, FBI says
A man wearing a Darth Vader mask robbed a Long Island bank on July 22, 2010.
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(CBS) - Fun, fun, fun, fun fact: bank robbers - like Internet sensation Rebecca Black - love Fridays. According to a report on FBI statistics, Fridays, the mid-morning hours and states in the south and west are the most popular times and places for bank robberies.

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The statistics released by the FBI, and obtained by Reuters, state crooks ran off with more than $43 million in 2010 nationwide in 5,546 robberies of banks, credit unions and other financial institutions,

The FBI claims that almost all of the $43 million was hauled in cash.

Only $8 million of that was later recovered by police.