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Teller Ignores Bank Robbing Hopeful

The attempted robbery took place in Pawtucket near the Attleboro line.

A would-be bank robber could not convince a teller to hand over money Tuesday morning in Pawtucket near the Attleboro line, according to local police. When presented with a robbery note, the Bank of America teller walked away, the Providence Journal reported.

From the Journal:

The would-be robber appeared baffled in the surveillance photo snapped at 11:34 a.m. at the bank at 1455 Newport Ave. The teller had stepped away per bank procedure, according to the Pawtucket police.

The man left empty-handed, getting into a black SUV with Massachusetts license plates, according to the police. He is described as about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, stocky and wearing black glasses.

Anyone with information about the attempted robbery should contact Pawtucket Police Detective Linda Bachand-Doucet at 401-727-9100 ext. 769 or ldoucet@pawtucketpolice.com.

paul March 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM
What is more stupid, being a bank robber or BOA not having an armed guard? With the ghetto of Pawtucket less than a mile away, they need a full time guard.
Steve Hopkins March 27, 2013 at 11:49 AM
and no one was able to get the license plate#???
Chris March 28, 2013 at 01:58 AM
The teller was lucky that the would be robber didn't have a weapon, I find it hard to believe the bank procedure is to walk away. That wasn't the banks procedure a few years ago, when I worked as a teller.

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