Case 135

The Santa Claus Bank Robbery

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Case 135

The Santa Claus Bank Robbery

As Santa Claus entered the front door of the First National Bank of Cisco, which sat on the corner of Main Street and a narrow alleyway, the grown-ups chuckled that even Saint Nick had banking business to tend to during the holiday season.

When the bell over the bank’s door rang, cashier Alex Spears looked up from tending to a customer and called out a cheery: “Hello Santa!” Without a word, the man in the red suit made his way to the desk in the middle of the lobby. Thinking perhaps Saint Nick hadn’t heard him, Alex kept up the Christmas cheer with another call of: “Hello, Santa Claus!”

Again there was no response from Saint Nick. The other bank patrons were paying such close attention to him that they barely noticed when the bell above the door rang out again as three men entered. The trio quietly drew pistols out from beneath their bulky coats…

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SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

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For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Written and researched by Eileen Ormsby

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

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As Santa Claus entered the front door of the First National Bank of Cisco, which sat on the corner of Main Street and a narrow alleyway, the grown-ups chuckled that even Saint Nick had banking business to tend to during the holiday season. When the bell over the bank’s door rang, cashier Alex Spears looked up from tending to a customer and called out a cheery: “Hello Santa!” Without a word, the man in the red suit made his way to the desk in the middle of the lobby. Thinking perhaps Saint Nick hadn’t heard him, Alex kept up the Christmas cheer with another call of: “Hello, Santa Claus!”

Again there was no response from Saint Nick. The other bank patrons were paying such close attention to him that they barely noticed when the bell above the door rang out again as three men entered. The trio quietly drew pistols out from beneath their bulky coats…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Written and researched by Eileen Ormsby

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

HempFusion – Get 20% OFF your first order and FREE shipping with promo code ‘CASEFILE’

Dog’s Lounge – Get 20% OFF your first order with promo code ‘CASEFILE’

Audible – Get a free 30-day trial with one free audiobook and two Audible originals. Follow the link or text ‘CASEFILE’ to 500500

SimpliSafe – Get a special holiday offer. Follow the link and find out how much you can save. Offer ends December 31st 

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