When the term 'cops and robbers' is used one would have the impression popularised by the US movie industry of the 'good guys' (apparently law enforcement) versus the 'bad guys' , i.e. civilians gone bad, which is fine and dandy for the northern hemisphere.
The cops, i.e. humans part of the establishment and the robbers, in this case the hyenas in financial institutions are both the bad guys.
Please note that one you give your cash to someone else, it's no longer in your possession, therefore no longer yours.