Sloppy Handwriting Left Bank Robber Empty-Handed, Police Say

In this electronic age filled with computers, smartphones and high-tech tablets, the need for proper penmanship appears as quaint and unnecessary as rotary-dial telephones.

Unless you make your living as a bank robber.

As may have been the case in an incident Saturday in New Castle, Del., after an attempt to rob a branch of the WSFS Bank was foiled by the robber's illegible handwriting, police said.