No, it was a passive robbery both times. They handed the teller a note. The first time the teller refused to give him anything and he left. The second time a note, but we were there for hours with the FBI afterward.
One of the scariest people I've met was a policeman. He was waiting outside my house when I returned from work one day. He said. " Sorry, I've got bad news for you." My heart was thumping. He stood there shaking his head, all sorts of things raced through my mind. It turned out someone had tried to break in the house, but a neighbour had chased them off. The front door was broken with an axe but nobody got inside. The policeman kept saying, " Looks like someone's got it in for your family." He made everything ten times worse.
I was just heading to my car after work (I was in my 20s) in Liberty City, FL (Miami); when a "big thug" grabbed a woman, hit her, grabbed her purse and began to run away. I (not thinking) blindly chased after him; when I caught up to him, I (not unlike a blatant idiot) screamed at him (more like a banshee); well he dropped the purse and ran away at a quickened pace. I once again caught up to him and simply ran right "through him" not unlike a (charging) tackle in football. Since he did not see it coming it knocked him over quite significantly and he was incapacitated for a few seconds as I hit him with my best-ever right. He was finished; the cops arrived and he was taken away... The key is to respond (without thinking); if I was logical about this, I probably would not have reacted soon enough to catch him...
my house was broken into and robbed one time, but none of us were there. still, i remember feeling so scared and violated in my own home for the longest time after that! not a good feeling and one i hope i never have to experience again! blessings!