Australian TV to produce show on Vail’s “Dumb and Dumber” bank robbers

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 5, 2010 2:15 pm

Coming out of the Vail Daily today:

VAIL — Five years after a bank robbery in Vail that gained international attention, the robbers are back home in Australia after spending more than four years each in federal prison.

Anthony Prince, then 20, and Luke Carroll, then 19, two Australians living in Vail and working at Pepi’s Sports, robbed the WestStar Bank in Vail in 2005. What followed grabbed media attention from around the world, including one Australian reporter dubbing the men as “Dumb and Dumber.”

An Australian television news crew is in Vail this week. Prince goes public with his version of what happened during and after the March 21, 2005 robbery. The half-hour episode will address what the men were thinking — or not thinking — at the time of the crime and how they’ve coped with the aftermath.

The pair robbed the Vail bank not only wearing name tags from their jobs at Pepi’s, but they also didn’t disguise their thick Australian accents. They also used their ski passes just moments later to get on a chairlift on Vail Mountain.

The two later took pictures of each other in Denver flaunting the $130,000 in cash they had just stolen.”