May 15, 2014

18 BANK ROBBERY– TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT

Today as I looked out my office window and to my surprise there were police squad cars, armed truck, EMT ambulance, special dog services vehicles, and the emergency tasks force unit. The streets were blocked off to stop the flow of traffic. Special tasks force officers dressed in full battle gear, armed with semi-automatic machine guns raised in ready to shoot motion SAM_5050patrolled the streets single file. Guns raised and attack dogs by their side as they searched the side streets for the suspect(s). From my vantage point at my office window I looked on as the crowd of spectators grew. CBC news reporters and videographer arrived and set up to report SAM_5054the story. My stomach growled hungrily reminding me i haven’t eaten. Picking up my bag I left for lunch. I took out my camera as I passed by and took pictures. Fancying myself an amateur investigator I began to inquire from observing  pedestrians what had happened. I kept a safe distance from the scene in the event gun fire broke out I could safely SAM_5053make a sweet unobstructed exit.  I learn there was a bank robbery. Someone had robbed the BMO (Bank Of Montreal) at 568 College Street (in Toronto little Italy) and they were searching for the suspect(s) that fled the scene.

It was scary because we didn’t know anything, it was only staff coming back from lunch or looking out the window knew something was happening. It would have been great if they had a system in place to notify the surrounding buildings in the area where the searches were being conducted so people can exercise caution when moving through the area.

Back in the office I combed the internet for the breaking news….nothing. When I got home I channel surfed all the news channels listening and hoping to hear the report on the robbery….nothing. I searched the internet again (Yahoo News) and still nothing. If I didn’t have the photographs of some of what was happening I would think it was my overactive imagination playing tricks on me.

All that drama is simply too close for comfort. The world sure is becoming a scary place.

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    1. I will try my at-most best cous...
      love u much.

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  2. I am very glad you are safe!

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  3. This is only one reference related to the heist I found on google search one day later, nothing on main stream media. I tried every local TV and paper - nothing.
    My loved one works in the branch and gun was pointed to him for a few minutes,
    terrible experience and shock for him and me

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    1. I would think it would be a devastating experience.

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  4. Stay safe... strange you couldn't find the story in the news though. I am sure in some few days it would surface on cable news or some other media

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    1. I am doing my best.
      Yes it was strange not seeing or hearing word. Makes one wonder what other things go unreported.

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  5. Well you had quite an adventure! Great photos. Have you thought about selling them to a newspaper?

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    1. thank you.
      I haven't thought about selling my photos really, although you are not the first person to suggest it, perhaps its something i should consider.

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  6. That is too bad. This world is a scary place but I am glad that YOU are safe.

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    1. Blessings and thank you for stopping by and conversating.
      Yes it can be ...scary that is
      lucky for us there is a balance of sweetness and good to keep us from completely giving up.

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  7. Glad you're not affected, but such things are scary. Be safe.

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    1. Thanks Myne:
      Later on there was some worry as one has to be in the same area in order to go home. God is good.

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  8. Oh my that is scary , but strange you couldn't find the News . Glad you are safe Rhapsody take care.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sheila x

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    1. Yes Sheila, it kinda was. I kept my prayer going though. All is well and thank you I will try to stay safe at all times.

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  9. Wow, are you serious? Thank God nothing fatal happened.

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    1. Yes Ma'am
      All praises to the omnipotent.

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