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Attempted theft at US Bank

At 12:30 p.m. today a man attempted a bank robbery at US Bank. According to Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Tom Jones, a black male between 20 and 30 years old walked into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. Something frightened the man, who then fled the scene on foot, without taking any money, Jones told reporters this afternoon. The man, about five feet, seven inches, was wearing a camouflage baseball cap and a black coat, and he appeared to have a bulge in his pocket. He was last seen on Walnut Street. Police have not yet apprehended a suspect.

No citizens were in the bank when the attempted robbery occurred, and no one was hurt, Jones said. A Springfield bank was robbed just hours after the incident in Yellow Springs occurred, Jones said, but he did not know if the two incidents were related.

Other than an attempted robbery at US Bank in March 2009, just two other bank robberies have occurred in the village in the past 20 years.

US Bank employees could not comment on the incident, but Jones said that the tellers were a little “shaken up.”

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