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* The ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Collateral Damage" starts with a security guard being shot during a bank robbery. It then turns out that the robbery was a smokescreen for the guard's murder, as he was the target--and ''that'' was the set-up for a hit on his son.
14th Jun '17 7:41:00 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/GoingInStyle1979'': Three senior citizens decide to rob a bank just for the thrill of it. [[Film/GoingInStyle2017 Remade in 2017]].
24th May '17 10:10:02 AM erforce
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* ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'': when the gang ask The Jackal how they're going to pay for his services as an assassin, he tells them to use their criminal network to rob a few banks. Which they do.

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* ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'': ''Film/TheDayOfTheJackal'': when the gang ask The Jackal how they're going to pay for his services as an assassin, he tells them to use their criminal network to rob a few banks. Which they do.


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* Jack Sparrow and his current crew are introduced in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMenTellNoTales'' by having them commit one. As in, they (accidentally) steal the whole building.
22nd Mar '17 3:32:29 AM Rotpar
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* In ''{{Literature/Banco}}'', Papillon is recruited for a job while working as a TravelingSalesman in Caracas. He's driven a few countries over for a TheConvenientStoreNextDoor heist; renting a house across the street from a bank and tunneling into it while it's closed for the weekend. The heist is foiled by a heavy truck taking a detour over the tunnel and collapsing it.
3rd Feb '17 4:55:47 PM Jacob175
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* In ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'', [[MouthyKid Monica]] has lost her home to arson, and since she is the one who supports herself and her HardDrinkingPartyGirl [[ChildrenRaiseYou mother]] (ordinarily by taking pictures for a small fee), she feels she has no other options. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny So she rides her pet donkey up to a nearby bank...only to be stopped by Daisuke.]]

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* In ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'', [[MouthyKid Monica]] has lost her home to arson, and since she is the one who supports herself and her HardDrinkingPartyGirl [[ChildrenRaiseYou mother]] (ordinarily by taking pictures for a small fee), she feels she has no other options. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments So she rides her pet donkey up to a nearby bank...only to be stopped by Daisuke.]]



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* Episodes 12 and 13 of ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' involve Dr. Wily robbing banks in order to get funds to build his latest robot, as he lacks OffScreenVillainDarkMatter.
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes, "The Red-Headed League"
* The short story "Why Banks is Robbed in Texas"

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* Literature/SherlockHolmes, "The Red-Headed League"
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* The short story "Why Banks is Robbed in Texas"Texas".



* ElmoreLeonard has Jack Foley as his GentlemanThief, who never used a gun on a job and still robbed more than 250 banks. The [[Film/OutOfSight movie version]] was played by Creator/GeorgeClooney.

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* ElmoreLeonard Creator/ElmoreLeonard has Jack Foley as his GentlemanThief, who never used a gun on a job and still robbed more than 250 banks. The [[Film/OutOfSight movie version]] was played by Creator/GeorgeClooney.



* Pops up from time to time in ''PowerRangers''. "The Phantom Phenomenon" in ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' has Divatox and crew try to rob a bank only to be thwarted by the Phantom Ranger. An episode of ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' has the villains rob a bank so they'll have cash.

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* Pops up from time to time in ''PowerRangers''.''Franchise/PowerRangers''. "The Phantom Phenomenon" in ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' has Divatox and crew try to rob a bank only to be thwarted by the Phantom Ranger. An episode of ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' has the villains rob a bank so they'll have cash.



* The Banque Albert level in [[VideoGame/MonacoWhatsYoursIsMine Monaco: What's Yours is Mine]] is this.
* Thief heroes in ''QuestForGloryV'' can rob the local bank twice. Paladin and Magic User heroes can participate in a sidequest to hunt down an NPC thief who robs the bank in their scenario.

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* The Banque Albert level in [[VideoGame/MonacoWhatsYoursIsMine Monaco: What's Yours is Mine]] ''VideoGame/MonacoWhatsYoursIsMine'' is this.
* Thief heroes in ''QuestForGloryV'' ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'' can rob the local bank twice. Paladin and Magic User heroes can participate in a sidequest to hunt down an NPC thief who robs the bank in their scenario.



** The bank belong to the lawmen / outlaws minor faction which has its headquarter in the same town. Robbing the bank is considered as a declaration of war by the faction. It is actually the easiest way to do it, instead of attacking a party of several dozen of men and risking heavy causualities.

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** The bank belong to the lawmen / outlaws minor faction which has its headquarter in the same town. Robbing the bank is considered as a declaration of war by the faction. It is actually the easiest way to do it, instead of attacking a party of several dozen of men and risking heavy causualities.casualties.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'', you are allowed to rob the bank in Lynchwood as part of a revenge sidequest arc.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', you are allowed to rob the bank in Lynchwood as part of a revenge sidequest arc.



* The "prestige job" near the end of ''InterviewingLeather''.

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* The "prestige job" near the end of ''InterviewingLeather''.''Literature/InterviewingLeather''.



* In the {{Web Serial Novel}} {{Literature/Worm}}, the first crime of the VillainProtagonist is... a bank robbery. The trope is deconstructed; it's noted that the bank, even the biggest bank in the city that they're about to rob, has a positively ''tiny'' output in comparison to other possible targets even if they time their robbery precisely, but also that it puts their names on the front page and is ''amazing'' for their reputation.

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* In the {{Web Serial Novel}} {{Literature/Worm}}, ''{{Literature/Worm}}'', the first crime of the VillainProtagonist is... a bank robbery. The trope is deconstructed; it's noted that the bank, even the biggest bank in the city that they're about to rob, has a positively ''tiny'' output in comparison to other possible targets even if they time their robbery precisely, but also that it puts their names on the front page and is ''amazing'' for their reputation.
7th Jan '17 6:06:32 PM nombretomado
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* The subject of BarenakedLadies's "Bank Job", couched in terms of the blame game in relationships.

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* The subject of BarenakedLadies's Music/BarenakedLadies's "Bank Job", couched in terms of the blame game in relationships.
21st Dec '16 12:56:46 PM rafi
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%%* The third episode of the new season on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured this. It goes rather horribly wrong...
%% which season?



* Pops up from time to time in ''PowerRangers''. "The Phantom Phenomenon" in ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' has Divatox and crew try to rob a bank only to be thwarted by the Phantom Ranger. An episode of ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' has the villains rob a bank so they'll have cash.



%%* The third episode of the new season on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured this. It goes rather horribly wrong...
%%which season?
* Pops up from time to time in ''PowerRangers''. "The Phantom Phenomenon" in ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' has Divatox and crew try to rob a bank only to be thwarted by the Phantom Ranger. An episode of ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' has the villains rob a bank so they'll have cash.
21st Dec '16 12:55:57 PM rafi
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* ''Manga/LoveMode'': Naoya and Kichi are innocent victims in a jewelry store heist, leading to a HostageSituation and a [[HotPursuit high speed chase]].



* An episode of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' had a bank robbery hold up with Conan and his friends including Jodie trapped inside. The robbers plot was to transfer money electronically, use hostages without close friends or loved ones disguised as robbers thinking to have died in an explosion accident, and escape as escorted hostages.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
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An episode of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' had a bank robbery hold up with Conan and his friends including Jodie trapped inside. The robbers plot was to transfer money electronically, use hostages without close friends or loved ones disguised as robbers thinking to have died in an explosion accident, and escape as escorted hostages.



* ''Manga/LoveMode'': Naoya and Kichi are innocent victims in a jewelry store heist, leading to a HostageSituation and a [[HotPursuit high speed chase]].






* Done on ''Series/BurnNotice''. Amusing quote about it [[http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2009/02/burn-notice-bad-breaks-everything-old.html here.]]
* The [=UnSub=] in the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Psychodrama" started out as a bank robber, but ends up degenerating due to a combination of drugs and trauma.
* Arnold and family are hostages in a bank robbery in the ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' episode "The Bank Job".
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Time Heist" has the Doctor, Clara, and two others attempting to rob the Bank of Karabraxos. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out the entire thing wasn't actually a heist, but a rescue mission.]]



* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] once robbed a bank (actually, robbed the would-be-robbers) and [[ShootingSuperman casually shrugged off bullets from dozens of cops]]. [[spoiler:He was affected by red kryptonite.]]



* ''Series/{{Justified}}'':
** The series premiere has Boyd blow up a church, then while the police are all distracted by that, robs a bank. It's said this is not the first time he'd pulled that particular strategy.
** In the second season, Winona is a bystander in a bank robbery, and the robbers take a $100 bill from her that she'd taken out of the courthouse's evidence room. Later, the lead robber sets his accomplices up to be caught in a robbery that's doomed to fail (he gives one guy a "suicide vest" loaded with road flares) while he tries to escape with the money, but Art figures it out and catches him.
** Season six has an interesting variation. The bank Boyd is trying to rob has closed years ago and is now a pizzeria. However, the pizzeria is just a front for Avery Markham, a notorious gangster, who uses the former bank's vault to store millions of dollars he made in the marijuana trade. Markham employs a group of PrivateMilitaryContractors to protect his money and Boyd has to find a way to get to the money without getting himself killed.
* The ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "Whatever the Case May Be" reveals Kate's participation as inside woman in a bank robbery.



* The third episode of the new season on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured this. It goes rather horribly wrong...
* Done on Series/BurnNotice. Amusing quote about it [[http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2009/02/burn-notice-bad-breaks-everything-old.html here.]]
* The ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "Whatever the Case May Be" reveals Kate's participation as inside woman in a bank robbery.
* Arnold and family are hostages in a bank robbery in the ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' episode "The Bank Job."
* ''Series/TheUnusuals'' episode "Boorland Day" opens with one of these being executed by the Boorland crime family...New York's dumbest family-run mob.

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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] once robbed a bank (actually, robbed the would-be-robbers) and [[ShootingSuperman casually shrugged off bullets from dozens of cops]]. [[spoiler:He was affected by red kryptonite.]]
%%*
The third episode of the new season on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' featured this. It goes rather horribly wrong...
%%which season?
* Done on Series/BurnNotice. Amusing quote about it [[http://sepinwall.blogspot.com/2009/02/burn-notice-bad-breaks-everything-old.html here.]]
* The ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "Whatever the Case May Be" reveals Kate's participation as inside woman
Pops up from time to time in a bank robbery.
* Arnold and family are hostages in a bank robbery in the ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' episode
''PowerRangers''. "The Bank Job."
* ''Series/TheUnusuals''
Phantom Phenomenon" in ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' has Divatox and crew try to rob a bank only to be thwarted by the Phantom Ranger. An episode "Boorland Day" opens with one of these being executed by ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' has the Boorland crime family...New York's dumbest family-run mob.villains rob a bank so they'll have cash.



* The season two opener of ''WhiteCollar'', "Withdrawal," pits Neal and Peter against "The Architect," a SmugSnake of a bank robber who leaves literal [[CallingCard calling cards]] at the scenes of his heists.
* Pops up from time to time in ''PowerRangers''. "The Phantom Phenomenon" in ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' has Divatox and crew try to rob a bank only to be thwarted by the Phantom Ranger. An episode of ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' has the villains rob a bank so they'll have cash.
* ''TopGear'' used a bank robbery and getaway as the final test of luxury cars for the Albanian Mafia. Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson managed to escape the police. James May...[[AnyoneCanDie didn't]].
* The [=UnSub=] in the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' episode "Psychodrama" started out as a bank robber, but ends up degenerating due to a combination of drugs and trauma.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Time Heist" has the Doctor, Clara, and two others attempting to rob the Bank of Karabraxos. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out the entire thing wasn't actually a heist, but a rescue mission.]]
* ''Series/{{Justified}}'':
** The series premiere has Boyd blow up a church, then while the police are all distracted by that, robs a bank. It's said this is not the first time he'd pulled that particular strategy.
** In the second season, Winona is a bystander in a bank robbery, and the robbers take a $100 bill from her that she'd taken out of the courthouse's evidence room. Later, the lead robber sets his accomplices up to be caught in a robbery that's doomed to fail (he gives one guy a "suicide vest" loaded with road flares) while he tries to escape with the money, but Art figures it out and catches him.
** Season six has an interesting variation. The bank Boyd is trying to rob has closed years ago and is now a pizzeria. However, the pizzeria is just a front for Avery Markham, a notorious gangster, who uses the former bank's vault to store millions of dollars he made in the marijuana trade. Markham employs a group of PrivateMilitaryContractors to protect his money and Boyd has to find a way to get to the money without getting himself killed.

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* The season two opener of ''WhiteCollar'', "Withdrawal," pits Neal and Peter against "The Architect," a SmugSnake of a bank robber who leaves literal [[CallingCard calling cards]] at the scenes of his heists.
* Pops up from time to time in ''PowerRangers''. "The Phantom Phenomenon" in ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' has Divatox and crew try to rob a bank only to be thwarted by the Phantom Ranger. An episode of ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' has the villains rob a bank so they'll have cash.
* ''TopGear''
''Series/TopGear'' used a bank robbery and getaway as the final test of luxury cars for the Albanian Mafia. Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson managed to escape the police. James May...[[AnyoneCanDie didn't]].
* The [=UnSub=] in the ''Series/CriminalMinds'' ''Series/TheUnusuals'' episode "Psychodrama" started out as "Boorland Day" opens with one of these being executed by the Boorland crime family...New York's dumbest family-run mob.
* The season two opener of ''Series/WhiteCollar'', "Withdrawal," pits Neal and Peter against "The Architect," a SmugSnake of
a bank robber, but ends up degenerating due to a combination of drugs and trauma.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Time Heist" has the Doctor, Clara, and two others attempting to rob the Bank of Karabraxos. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out the entire thing wasn't actually a heist, but a rescue mission.]]
* ''Series/{{Justified}}'':
** The series premiere has Boyd blow up a church, then while the police are all distracted by that, robs a bank. It's said this is not the first time he'd pulled that particular strategy.
** In the second season, Winona is a bystander in a bank robbery, and the robbers take a $100 bill from her that she'd taken out of the courthouse's evidence room. Later, the lead
robber sets who leaves literal [[CallingCard calling cards]] at the scenes of his accomplices up to be caught in a robbery that's doomed to fail (he gives one guy a "suicide vest" loaded with road flares) while he tries to escape with the money, but Art figures it out and catches him.
** Season six has an interesting variation. The bank Boyd is trying to rob has closed years ago and is now a pizzeria. However, the pizzeria is just a front for Avery Markham, a notorious gangster, who uses the former bank's vault to store millions of dollars he made in the marijuana trade. Markham employs a group of PrivateMilitaryContractors to protect his money and Boyd has to find a way to get to the money without getting himself killed.
heists.
14th Nov '16 2:53:09 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/LadiesTheyTalkAbout'': Nan goes to jail because of a botched bank robbery.
7th Oct '16 6:30:59 PM Dravencour
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* Michael O'Sullivan and his son, also named Michael from ''ComicBook/RoadToPerdition'' make their business robbing banks. But Michael isn't after any old bank or any old money -- he specifically targets mob banks controlled by Al Capone and John Looney and the off-the-books money that they hold for paying them off. He does this so that Looney and Capone will hand over Connor Looney, the murderer of Michael's wife and other son, to him so that Michael can take vengeance on him.
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