Posted by: Idioma Extra | June 2, 2010

Wednesday’s News

The Weird and the Wonderful

Bank robber stuck around after Va. Robbery

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Police in Virginia say a man who robbed a bank in Fairfax County was still standing around in the parking lot with his loot when officers arrived.

The Washington Post reported that twenty-nine-year-old Makele G. Habtom was arrested and charged with robbery on Thursday. Habtom allegedly walked into a BB&T bank branch bank, demanded money, and walked out with an undisclosed sum.

Police arrived three minutes later and found the unarmed suspect in the parking lot. They could not explain why the man stuck around.

More Vocabulary

Main Entry: loot
Function: noun
Etymology: Hindi & Urdu lūṭ; akin to Sanskrit luṇṭati he plunders
Date: circa 1788
1 : goods usually of considerable value taken in war : spoils
2 : something held to resemble goods of value seized in war: as
a : something appropriated illegally often by force or violence
b : illicit gains by public officials c : money
3 : the action of looting
synonyms see spoil

Word of the Day

Allegedly: adv. questionably true; supposedly
Demand: v. to ask or call for with authority: claim as due or just
Unarmed: adj. not armed; not carrying a weapon
Undisclosed: adj. not known or revealed

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

Stick around: to wait in the vicinity; linger

     John stuck around after the meeting to try and speak alone with his boss.


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