Lose the hat and glasses? Venice council votes on bank "dress code"

10:05 PM, Feb 25, 2014   |    comments
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Venice, Florida -- Venice City Council considered a resolution that would have called for banks to adopt a policy that would limit what customers can wear when entering a bank.

The council vote ended in a tie, meaning it didn't pass.

The policy came up for consideration in an attempt to cut down on the number of bank robberies.

According to FBI Crime stats from 2011: 

Most bank robberies occurred between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Money was stolen in nearly nine out of 10 incidents with an average of $9,521.30 taken. About 20.8 percent of robberies occurred on a Friday, while Tuesday was second with 17.9 percent. The most common method of robbing a bank? Handing over a note demanding money.

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