Boston Police report they had little trouble arresting two suspects for two bank robberies Monday morning because the pair tried to get away in a taxi, only they got caught in downtown traffic.
Now, there's a reason the two hailed a cab instead of using their own getaway car after robbing the Santander Bank branch at 75 State St. about 25 minutes after robbing a bank at 389 Hanover St, police say.
Seems that around 1:10 a.m. on Monday, they were toodling around downtown in their own car in the area of Congress and Purchase when they rammed into the back of a car occupied by two BPD supervisors - returning to their station from post-Super Bowl duties in the Faneuil Hall area. Both cars had to be towed, and the driver, after admitting he was texting at the time, got a ticket for driving while texting.
So they had to switch to plan B - hailing a cab - after the bank robberies, police say:
As the suspects were booked, one officer recognized their names as the two men involved in the above motor vehicle crash that took place just a few hours prior.