There were several copycats after Ben Affeck’s Oscar-nominated “The Town”. The most notable is a group in New York who committed a whopping 62 robberies, stealing $217,000. Like in the film, they would cut the power supply so that employees couldn’t contact help, wear miner’s headlamps to see in the dark, and apply a large dose of bleach to the scene to destroy DNA evidence. The group must’ve been devastated when they were caught despite their stolen movie tactics.
h/t: Cracked & Whatculture