Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Tacoma Bank Robbers have a myspace profile

Bank of America branch at 5813 S. Tacoma Way was robbed by 5 men on Aug. 7. 4 have been caught and are being held. The most fascinating thing to me when ever I read these articles about criminals, is that most of them have myspace profiles. This particular case was a bit shocking to me because they were so young and a few of them were elite U.S. Army Rangers.

I was only able to find two profiles of the robbers

Chad Palmer 20/ was arrested Thursday in Chesapeake, Va







He graduated from a christian high school and planned to attend college after the army. His goal that he wanted to achieve this year according to one of those surveys was to "Get out of the army" Considering that he still had over 2 years left in the service makes me think he hated the army and looks like he accomplished his goal of getting out of the army. But I wonder if prison will be any better of an alternative.

Tigra Robertson 20/ turned himself in







Tigra was in the Canadian military reserve and a volunteer firefighter. Tigra says he is an atheist but rocks out to Michael W. Smith (the christian contemporary singer).

These guys both seem young, semi smart guys and I am baffled as to why they would want to throw that away by robbing a bank. Really! who robs a bank anymore? How often does someone actually get a way with a bank robbery. This isn't the old cowboy west. You will get caught and if you dont, your forced to live some crazy secluded life always on the run.

Not the smartest guys.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? People get away with bank robbery all the time, they just don't get much for it. I was in a bank when it got robbed, they got away with about $2000. At the time it was the 11th bank that team had hit in the area. They were robbing 2 banks a day. Eventually the FBI got a man inside their team and busted them. I think for it's more about the symbolism than the money.

Alex Garcia In Seattle said...

But thats exactly what I mean. They eventually got caught. They always get caught in the end. Maybe not right away but eventually

Andrew X said...

The Pierce County Crime Stoppers website alone lists 10 people currently wanted for bank robberies, and those are just the ones listed on this site. I've seen data suggesting that the majority of bank robbery cases go unsolved.

Stacey said...

Tigra Robertson was my current roomate.... hes a good person who got conned into something by friends that hes known from birth. He made a huge mistake and now i'm never going to see him again. his mother is so upset aboutthe whole situation. To have to come clean out her son's room, and worry about him all the time. Tigras going to be gone a long time, but when hes out in 30 years.... hes still welcomed with open arms. I'm going to miss him.

Anonymous said...

I knew Teeg's too. His mom used to cut my hair and they'd be over at our place all the time. What baffles me is that I don't remember this guy getting in trouble once. It seems so out of character for him. He was never a punk or a bad kid. I feel so bad for his Mom, this has to be the worst.

Anonymous said...

Very out of character for Tigra...Know the kid...talked with him a bunch about where he wanted to go with his life...this definitly wasn't it.

Ya know...even the best can get roped in with the wrong crowd some times.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys... this is Tigra Jonathon Robertson... Just wanted to say it means alot the few comments ive gotten to read so far... keep the faith everyone and pray for me...

I got released on Bail yesturday and will be around till my trial date...

I love everyone and just remember to live life defensively cause no matter how good of person you are if u fall off onto the wrong track your whole life can chance in seconds...

Stay strong everyone and take care

Love Tigra Robertson

Anonymous said...

Tigra is the greatest kid alive. Totally out of charecter for him to do something like this and Im still baffeled. We all love you here Tigra .. we are all going to miss you.

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Tigra’s Mom, thank you for the love, support, and prayers,
I want you to know that they are more precious to our family then Silver or Gold. I also want everyone to know that our greatest comfort comes in knowing that justice and mercy, in the end, belongs to God alone.
From this tragedy, our family has learned just how critical it is to understand ones self.
I urge all of you, who love Tigra, “understand your strengths and your weaknesses.” Figure out where your Achilles heel is so that it may never be taken advantage of, so that you may never find yourself doing that which is unthinkable or out of character.
We love Tigra without condition and believe that God has a great plan for his life. Be strong and mindful of every decision you make.Always, live defensively.
Sincerely, Odette

Anonymous said...

Conned my ass, I know Tig too... how many counts of sexual assault did he get accused of? How often did he talk about wanting to be either a nacy seel or a gang banger? All the time... and the craziest fucking thing is this... I know elliot too. There both fucking lozers. But at least elliot wasnt two faced, I knew where I stood with him. THere all fucking cunts.

Anonymous said...

Hey, funny because I never heard of this until about a month ago. Met Tigra and thought that he was a pretty decent guy. Weird that someone that seems so good did something so bad. I really don't know him, but for some reason got a good feeling about him and I think that it is pretty sad that he has to learn the hard way, 30 years? Wow. Be strong T.

Alisha said...

I Was In Prison too and just got out a few days ago And I Talked to Chad Palmer all the time, Dont even ask How. But He is The Greatest Guy EVER, And we are Getting married when he finally gets out, he just made a stupid mistake from those other guys, But he's not like the others He's AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tigra is a normal kid. He is just like me and you, i wouldnt be so quick to judge him. i can see that most of you arnt and thats great. but for others, Tigra is not a loser. he just made a mistake. and hes paying the consequences. who are you to say who he is? your more of a loser for talking the way you are about him. and bringing eli into this? thats just immature. neither of them are cunts. they are amazing people! and i love them with all my heart.

Anonymous said...

To the guy saying Tigra is a cunt: WHO are you talking about! TIGRA IS MY BROTHER! MY BIG BROTHER! Tigra is the best person in the world, he would never do something like this unless he was conned into it! AND saying he's a cunt and all that f*** sexual Sh** What the HELL are you talking about??? He's not a cunt and he never did anything like that! He's an honest guy, and a HUGE Christian. He has turned his life around completely! You would never know that he could have done something like this, and He never would of unless some Person hadn't toyed with his mind And he regrets what he did every day, and he is VERY sorry for all the pain that he caused to the people in the bank and to all of his friends and family....So to all of you supporting Tigra, I Thank you from the bottom of My Heart! ANd to all of you nut jobs who don't know any better and just bash people because you think that it's funny or because you don't know the person...Screw OFF! Because he has feelings and a family! How would you like it if your big or little brother or sister or whatever did something and ended up in prison?? You wouldn't be to happy! And imagine if then something like this was here and Some kids bashing away at them?? How would you feel?? I can bet you wouldn't feel pretty good, and that you would want to pound there faces in! SO DON"T DO IT!
Because you just don't know, the condition I'm in.

You won't know me, or understand my blues;

until you have walked awhile in my shoes.

Until you have read every line in my face;

until you have stood awhile in my place.

You won't know me, until you have carried my load;

and struggled along this old dusty road.

Until you have felt, my pain and rejection;

and felt my sorrow, and felt my affliction.


-Eli.

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Anonymous said...

hahahah what a dumbass

Anonymous said...

Get a life ,he did something and he is paying for it,does why matter?He has now wasted part of his life ,We should feel bad for him and for the people that are hurt by his actions,the rest does not matter,Everyone has issues,including someone that would say crappy things about someone introuble ,be a man not a dog,dont laugh at somebodys pain or cause more needless comments. Do something positive with your thoughts not useless,hurtful ,unnessary,act like a human not a dog.

Anonymous said...

tigra used girls more than any other guy i know.

Anonymous said...

Ok seriously.. IF you don't know any of them.. Don't go around posting things like you "think you know who they are" Stop trying to make them look bad. They are both human and we all make mistakes. Cut them some slack. I mean they already have enough to worry about and don't need pointless things online.