The robber fled on foot toward a nearby creek, and one witness said he floated away on a waiting inner tube.
To confuse pursuers, the robber had placed an ad on Craigslist for workers for a road maintenance project. The ad promised $28.50 an hour.
Those who answered the ad were told to meet near the Bank of America in Monroe, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. They were told to wear a "yellow vest, safety goggles, a respirator mask ... and, if possible, a blue shirt," said Mike (no last name given), according to King5's report.
The robber was dressed the same way.
It's not clear whether the dozen or so identically clad would-be workers made life harder for the police investigating the crime. But the incident demonstrates how effective social engineering cons can be, online or offline.