On September 30, 2008, the applicants began to assemble in the Bank of America’s parking lot. Meanwhile, Curcio arrived on the scene, dressed in an identical outfit. Wearing the mask, he attacked a guard with pepper spray and snatched two bags full of money from a delivery cart.
His loot in hand, Curcio made a dash for the river. There, he jumped into his rubber tube and pulled himself to safety. After some 600 feet, he climbed out, stripped to a different outfit and stepped into a waiting vehicle. In the mean time, the police had arrived on the scene.