And the winner of the 2013 Dumbest Crook Award is …

… Jamie Neil, the idiot who robbed a gas station in the UK, wearing a clear SEE-THROUGH plastic bag over his head.

Jamie Neil is caught on CCTV robbing a Co-op in St Austell, Cornwall with a clear plastic bag over his head

Ben Leach reports for The Daily Mail, June 19, 2013, that a drunk robber held up a petrol (gas) in St Austell, Cornwall, UK. But since he was wearing a clear plastic bag over his head, he was arrested days later when an officer recognized him from the surveillance video.

The St. Austell service station in Cornwall which was raided by Jamie Neil and his accomplice

The bag-wearing robber, Jamie Neil, 41, and his accomplice, Gareth Tilley, 20, were at home when they decided to rob the station in September last year. They both grabbed ‘the nearest thing’ they could find to use as a disguise. Tilley wrapped a scarf around his head but Neil used a see-through plastic bag, which meant his face was captured on video.

Officers later studied footage of the robbery and an off duty officer recognized Neil in the street days later.

Neil was arrested after a police officer recognised him from CCTV footage just days after the robbery
Neil was arrested after a police officer recognised him from CCTV footage just days after the robbery

Last week, Neil was sentenced to two years in jail for the robbery. His accomplice, Tilley, had already pleaded guilty last November and sentenced to two years in prison for his part in the robbery.

Tilley actually was no brighter than Neil. During the robbery, Tilley had pointed his mobile phone at the lone female counter worker, pretending the phone was a gun. But his plan backfired when the phone’s keypad lit up.

The female worker realized it wasn’t a gun and pressed an alarm. Neil then wrestled with the employee before headbutting her and fleeing with several bottles of alcohol.

Here’s what Jamie Neil looks like without the plastic bag:

A police mugshot of Neil, who was given two years in jail for his part in the robbery

~Eowyn

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0 responses to “And the winner of the 2013 Dumbest Crook Award is …

  1. Can’t fix stoopid…

     
  2. LOL – And you thought dumbMasses only resided on this side of the pond.

    But I do have to wonder how many votes he will get in for Gramma Broom Hilda in 2016?

    -Dave

     
  3. Was he trying to do his impression of the unknown comic ?Oh gee , another azzhole with a tattoo ! What a surprise .

     
  4. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this enjoyable post. My God, how thick they are!

     
  5. Put the bag back on!…What an ugly mug he is…

     

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