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Prank Robbery -- April Fool's Day, 1952
In Stellenbosch, South Africa, four masked men entered a bank, aimed water pistols at the staff, and declared, "This is a holdup. Hand over the cash."

The terrified teller handed over the money. The alarm went off. Then the men threw the cash back, shouted "April Fool" and fled the scene in a car.

April Fool Categories: Freelance Pranksters, Africa, 1952, Banks.
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