Manchester Police are today investigating the robbery of a Manchester gas station. An arrest was made within hours due to the great planning by the suspected robber.
The suspect apparently chose to leave his transportation needs to Yellow Cab, rather than have to drive himself. Understandably, robberies can prove to be stressful and allowing someone else to drive makes sense. The suspect apparently called Yellow Cab and requested to be picked up at 200 Mather Street in Hartford.
After being picked up, the suspect proceeded to Manchester, apparently committed the robbery, and then promptly returned to 200 Mather Street, by the same cab, to relax after a hard days work.
In the meantime, Manchester Police began investigating the robbery, and of course the Yellow Cab stood out as a getaway car. Yellow Cab was contacted for additional information. Shortly thereafter, the suspect once again called "666-6666" to serve his transportation needs. The only difference this time was that when he was picked up by Yellow Cab his driver was a Manchester PD detective.
With the assistance of Hartford Police, the "dumbest Hartford criminal of 2010" nominee was promptly taken into custody.
It is early in the year, but I think it might take some real stupidity to beat this one, but you never know.
Happy New Year.