# How did the police know about the robbery?

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A bank is getting robbed and one of the robbers tells one of the officer to give him all of the money. The officer tells him she doesn't have access to it.

Suddenly the phone rings. The robber tells the officer to answer it and not give them away. She picks up the phone and it happens to be her mother. She tells her mother "Is this an emergency mom? Call me when I get home, I could use some help painting." Then she hangs up.

The robbers continue to try to get into the vault but twenty minutes later the police show up with the officers mom and arrest them all.

How did the police know about the robbery?

posted Jun 12, 2014

## 2 Solutions

Bit tricky. She pressed the ‘mute’ button on the phone at certain parts so that all her mom heard was, “Emergency… call… help.”

solution Jun 13, 2014

The things she said to her mom was the clue... First "this is an emergency mom" Second "why should her mom call her when she was at home...?". Third "she asks her help "by saying that to help her in painting", though they know, no help can be done in painting via phone..

solution Jun 13, 2014 by

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