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Can anyone solve this riddle?
A bank is getting robbed and one of the robbers tells one of the tellers to give him all of the money. The teller tells him she doesn't have access to it.
Suddenly the phone rings. The robber tells the teller 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 tellers mom and arrest them all.
How did the police know about the robbery?
*If anyone can solve this answer will get a up-vote and tick!
Feb 1, 2018 at 14:14
A Cool Guy A Cool Guy
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The teller just had to
Use the mute button to just say " - emergency mom - Call - help"
Feb 1, 2018 at 14:22
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this an emergency mom? Call me when I get home, I could use some help painting
She had pre-arranged the two code phrases bolded above with her mother in case a call was being made under duress, similar to how some parents have code words agreed with their children.
Given the nature of the daughter's profession, the equally sharp mother realized it was a professional emergency and alerted the police.
Feb 1, 2018 at 14:23
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Another possibility is that
the teller lives with her mother, who would then realize from the fact that the teller's words make no sense that something must be wrong.
Feb 1, 2018 at 15:30
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I could use some help painting is the most likely key phrase.
If the teller could not possibly need help painting, that would tip the mom off.
For example, if the teller recently moved and the new place is freshly painted. >! Or, say if the teller recently finished repainting and the mom knows that.
Feb 1, 2018 at 14:19
She obviously pressed the silent alarm button.
The call was just co-incidence!
Feb 1, 2018 at 15:54
20 minutes seems like an unusually long time for the police to respond to an active bank robbery, which leads me to believe
the mother didn't
immediately call the police.
This leads me to the conclusion that
the teller was at the end of her shift. When her mother called her home number 20 minutes later and the teller didn't answer, she knew her daughter was in trouble and called the police.
Feb 1, 2018 at 18:35
Emory Bell Emory Bell
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She used several key words. Emergency Call and mentions painting as an alert
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Feb 1, 2018 at 15:22
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