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Unlucky bank robber spills his money and cuts his head after falling twice while making getaway

By Mason White 11:58 AM February 25, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) It was a bad day for a man who tried to rob a bank.

42-year-old Robert C. Williams was accused of robbing a bank in Laurel, Maryland, on Wednesday.

He apparently was not prepared for the robbery. Williams asked the teller at a PNC Bank, for money and was handed $20,650 – Laurel Police said.

Williams did not bring along a bag for the stolen money, and instead, he placed the cash in an upturned umbrella. While trying to make his getaway, the money fell to the ground.

He was seen on video scrambling to collect all the money and placing it into the umbrella. After finally making his escape, he slipped on ice and cut his head open.

In the police mugshot, Williams is seen with a bandage on his head. Williams still managed to get away, but with all the delays he encountered, police quickly caught up to him.

Williams led police on a high-speed chase. Howard County and Maryland State Police assisted in the chase.

The Howard County Police placed “stop sticks,” to disable his vehicle, which was a success, Laurel Police said. Williams abandoned the car and fled on foot.

He was quickly apprehended by officers. Police recovered all of the stolen money. Williams was arrested for robbery and driving violations.