Couldn’t help it…
Man wearing Darth Vader mask and cape robs Long Island bank with gun, shoves customer to floor
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
A lot of robbers use force. This one used the Force.
A bandit decked out in a Darth Vader costume strolled into a Long Island bank on Thursday – and walked out with a wad of cash.
The villain looked ready for Halloween, wearing the “Star Wars” scoundrel’s signature mask and sweeping black cape.
He lost some authenticity points for a pair of camouflage pants.
The getup struck one customer as so funny that he started joshing with the Darth Robber after he strode into the Chase bank in Setauket.
“The customer thought it might have been a joke, and not a serious attempt at a robbery,” said Suffolk County police Detective Sgt. William Lamb.
But Darth wasn’t kidding – and he wasn’t going to be stopped by a non-Jedi Knight.
He won a “shoving match” against the incredulous customer before using his piece to order him to the floor, Lamb said.
And his weapon was no joke. He was carrying a pistol instead of a lightsaber.