Sasha Frere-Jones' twitter informs us that the WaMu in the East Village just got robbed
. That makes, what, a hundred bank robberies so far this year? Bank heists were up 54 percent in the city last year
, and in 2009 are already up 26 percent
versus this time last year; one guy, still at large, has eight damn bank jobs
to his credit since January, and the police commissioner has taken to warning banks to step up their security
. Clearly this crime wave is unstoppable. Maybe Washington Mutual should just leave a bag marked "$" in a cardboard box out front.