### by Angela Newing

#### Published Sunday July 24 2022 (link)

Five witnesses were interviewed following a robbery at the bank in the High Street. Each was asked to give a description of the robber and his actions. The details given were: height, hair colour, eye colour, weapon carried, escape method.

$\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|}\hline \mathbf{Witness} & \mathbf{Height} & \mathbf{Hair\;Colour} & \mathbf{Eye\;colour} & \mathbf{Weapon}& \mathbf{Escape}\\ \hline \mathbf{one} & short & fair & brown & cricket\;bat & motorbike \\ \hline \mathbf{two} & tall & fair & grey & gun & car \\ \hline \mathbf{three} & tall & dark & brown & crowbar & motorbike \\ \hline \mathbf{four} & short & ginger & blue & knife & car \\ \hline \mathbf{five} & tall & dark & blue & stick & pusbike \\ \hline \end{array}$

When the police caught up with the perpetrator, they found that each of the five witnesses had been correct in exactly two of these characteristics.

What was the robber carrying, and how did he get away?

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