Bank robbery is scary business.
The people who do it generally are pretty desperate or they wouldn't take such risks. They also are nervous, and if they have weapons, that makes things even worse. They have a fairly large pool of potential victims in the staff and customers who they could hurt.
Prescott Valley police have done a good job with the arrest of 47-year-old Randy Davis in connection with three recent bank robberies in town.
They were able to find and arrest Davis on the basis of a unique helmet the robber wore during the Aug. 30 robbery, the second at the Wells Fargo bank in Prescott Valley.
When so many bank robberies – especially those involving banks in rural communities close to freeways – go unsolved the officers' feat is especially commendable.
It makes one wonder, though, just how risky bank robbery is any more? Officers say Davis has two prior convictions for bank robberies in Oregon in 1998. He didn't risk too much in those crimes if the courts find he was free to commit the three latest local robberies.
At any rate, the rest is up to the courts. The police certainly did their part. Good work!