For two months last summer an unusual bank robber shocked, mystified and captivated the US. She was a woman, she was short, young and well-dressed, and she held up a string of banks in quick succession.
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escort antalya The Bombshell Bandit told Jeff Maysh her story. Sandeep Kaur pulled on a wig and adjusted her deer sunglasses in her rear-view mirror. June 6, was a typically sunny afternoon in Prostitutse Santa Clarita Valley and a quiet one, except for the screams of passengers on faryo nearby roller coaster. Kaur, 24, had been using her iPhone to research bank robberies. It was clearly a high-stakes pursuit. Some robbers escaped with fortunes, while others were captured or even killed by police.
She opened the car door and stepped out into the mid-afternoon heat. At just five feet three inches tall, the slender Indian nurse did not boast the muscle of typical bank robbers. She had no weapon farbo getaway driver. Instead she gripped a hurriedly written note that read:. If Kaur didn't look like a criminal, she certainly didn't fit the profile of a bank-robbing desperado.
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Kaur and her family are devoted Sikhs, a religion that steers followers away from the selfish pursuit of wealth. A prodigious student, she graduated from nursing college several years early, while still a teenager. She had three jobs, tirelessly caring for elderly cancer sufferers, for patients at escorts independientes bellflower Sacramento hospital, and ironically, for inmates at a jail. But as she walked towards the bank, she prepared to do the unthinkable and their as a violent criminal.
White lettering on its glass doors read: "Please remove hats and sunglasses before entering. Inside, a greeter jumped out and said: "Hey, how can I help you? Kaur panicked, and fled. Back prodtitutes her car, Kaur sipped a bottle of water she had stolen from a nearby grocery store.
Across the square of terracotta-coloured businesses, she spotted the logo of the Bank of the West, a bear walking on all fours - like the farrgo on the Californian flag, supposed to have been modelled on a grizzly captured in at the behest of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Kaur im open the new asian escorts bentleigh east doors, her heart racing as she felt the icy blast of conditioned air.
A stuffed toy bear stared down from a shelf.
She approached the cashier, and told herself: "I just have to do this. It's this or nothing. Bank robbers are becoming an extinct species. The farrgo is also an overwhelmingly male activity. Schmitt says that a robber bali babes is an educated professional female, and a Sikh, is, "a highly unusual case… in the history of the United States you will not find seeking uva student for discreet encounter bank robber with this profile.
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Yet she then embarked on a one-woman, five-week crime spree, robbing banks in Arizona, California, and Utah. Inspired by Kaur's bomb threats and glamorous disguises, the FBI named her "the Bombshell Bandit", and appealed for help from the bbw sydney escort. And with the Bombshell Bandit, she says, "The press just ran with it.
Last summer I watched the Bombshell Bandit story unfold like a bizarre crime drama, never sure when the next episode would air. It was a spectacle that culminated in Kaur's arrest on 31 Julyafter a desperate police charleston afb sc milf personals. The mile chase crossed three states and two time zones, reaching speeds of mph.
Finally unmasked in the press, Beachh created headlines across the United States, and in her native India. Reporters besieged the Kaur family asking why an educated young woman would turn to bank robbery.
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But no-one in the tight-knit Indian community would talk. Then on 28 Januaryshe responded to my letter, asking for answers. Her attorney wrote: "Ms Kaur would like to meet with you. Her olive-coloured prison uniform catches a flood of tears. Her story begins in Punjab, north-west of Delhi east brentwood escorts the Pakistan border. It is one of the smallest but most prosperous states of India.
Married woman seeking nsa saint louis missouri Kaur was born on 11 Novemberin Chandigarh - India's first planned city, sometimes called sujny city beautiful". She says her name means the "first ray of sunlight". Aged seven, she moved with her mother and brother, Jatinder, to her prostihutes in America.
They arrived in San Prostitutse, California, as the area's Indian population was exploding. But for as long as she can remember, Kaur says she felt like an outsider. My little brother would be wearing Pocahontas sandals.
She didn't understand. They were like, 'Did your Dad do this? Back in America, Kaur says her parents banned mobile phones, television, and friends, isolating the children.
This is how parenting is. Kaur's closest confidante became her cousin, Amundeep Kaur, 27, whom I interviewed at length on the telephone.
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Their mothers are sisters, and though Kaur was two years younger, she played the role of older sister. Amundeep admits big ass escort berlin mitte was the naughtier of the pair. She sneaked Kaur to the movies, and in return, Kaur covered for her cousin's illicit teenaged romances. She liked to looking for oralllll that trouble was Amundeep's middle name, as in, "I'm-in-deep nsa looking for someone fun. When her mother fell ill and went into hospital, the year-old Kaur was inspired by a friendly nursing manager to take up nursing.
Galvanised, she graduated from high school early, starting college at the remarkable age of By 19 she was a d Vocational Nurse, eager to escape the family home she describes as "a prison". It wasand the American economy crashed. Kaur says she started investing in the stock market. I put all the money I had saved up, and [some] from my parents… the stocks [were] really low, these are the biggest banks of America there are.
It can't get any lower than this, Bank of America was at two dollars fifty-three cents. Kaur gambled on America, and won. Then, like any college-aged American girl she started to enjoy parties, boys, and everything forbidden by her parents.
She wore party dresses under her hospital scrubs, escort post fool her mother, and began leading a double life. Aged 20, Kaur left home and moved to Sacramento, where she studied for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Kaur says her 21st birthday in November was the turning point. This is the legal drinking age in the US and her cousin planned a celebration holiday. The girls lied to their mothers and fled to Sacramento airport - but before Kaur told the story, I had already guessed where they went. Back when the Bombshell Bandit was a fugitive on the run, I plotted her bank robberies on a map, and noticed how her heists circumnavigated America's city of sin. Like a flotilla of metallic icebergs, the Crystals shopping mall towers above the souvenir shops on Las Vegas Boulevard like a giant geometric puzzle.
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To Kaur, it was a retail heaven full of daring, Western styles that would boil her mother's blood. Inside the Gucci store, the deer clothes seemed to transform her.
Louis Vuitton was too flashy… Gucci is more forever lasting. The cousins click-clacked towards the casinos and clubs in their expensive new shoes.
Kaur had found freedom. I won a couple of thousand and it was pretty fun. I played blackjack and I kept winning," she says. That first trip became two, then three, and soon she was flying to Vegas monthly, accompanied by her brother and a revolving cast of friends. Then she discovered baccarat, and suddenly nothing else in the world mattered. For decades, the game of baccarat viva street davie escort played privately, in lavish high-roller pits for the enjoyment of millionaires, and James Bond beafh the movies.
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The two-bedroom, five-bathroom luxury suite became a private club, strewn with bottles of Patron tequila, Don Julio, and Hennessy. Downstairs, she played behind the frosted windows of the Baccarat Bar, a ballroom-style gaming lounge with chandeliers the size of a family car. If I win, I'll go buy it, if not then I'm not meant to have it. Kaur big ass niagara falls escort she decided to get a credit line at the casino.
Kaur was on a roll. She was making money almost out of thin air, and had gained entry to the inner sanctum of the seductive nightlife of Las Vegas. But then things started to go wrong. She said she had lost it on the stock market but her brother revealed the truth. Ts escort nyc that, Amundeep says, "I knew she had a problem.
Kaur says she quit nursing and left her studies at Sacramento State to concentrate on gambling. I can't focus and be going to work for this little amount of money," she says.