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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/21/2010

Alleged ATM robber caught

By Washington Post editors

Apparently, the Salahis weren't the only people who got into a bit of trouble the night the Obamas hosted their second state dinner.

Police say a person targeting ATM users was caught because he tried to commit a robbery near the White House on Wednesday, WJLA reports.

Police say a 43-year-old man was arrested attempting a robbery Wednesday night at an ATM at 17th and I streets NW.

Secret Service had saturated the area because of increased security surrounding the state dinner.

By Washington Post editors  | May 21, 2010; 12:45 PM ET
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face it... these perps are not exactly rocket scientists.....

Posted by: kglkgl06 | May 21, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I walk through that intersection everyday, its one of the most heavily policed areas in the entire world.

Posted by: kenk3 | May 21, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Not too bright are we now, why not try breaking in the white house...

Posted by: FrankMonzon | May 21, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Rules for robbing people at 17th and I during a state dinner:
Rule 1. Check in all directions for police and Secret Service.
Rule 2. See rule 1.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | May 21, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

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