Bank robbery fail - level 1

Bank robbery fail - level 1

26-02-2014 07:00

Here is news from Washington DC. A man wants to rob a bank. He is not successful.

The criminal is in the bank. He holds money. The money falls on the ground. He panics. He starts to put the money into an open umbrella. He has no bag. A security camera films this.

He drives away in his car. Police want to stop him. They flatten the car’s tires. The man must go on foot. He has another accident. He falls on ice. He cuts his head.

The man is 42 years old. He took $20,000 from the bank. The police show a picture of the man to people.

Difficult words: rob (to take money from the bank), panic (gets scared), flatten (make the air go out), tire (four rubber circles on a car that help it move), go on foot (walk).

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