Police said “an older white male” robbed the Academy Bank in Colorado Springs on Monday lunchtime.
“He robbed the bank, came out, threw the money all over the place,” witness Dion Pascale told Colorado’s 11 News.
“He started throwing money out of the bag and then said, ‘Merry Christmas!'”
In a particularly festive gesture, the passers-by are reported to have scooped up all the money from the street and taken it back inside the bank.