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Man attempts to rob US Bank

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At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, a US Bank employee reported that someone had attempted to rob the bank. Bank employees described the person as a black male of medium build wearing a camouflage baseball cap and a black coat. He had approached the counter closest to the front door of the bank and handed the teller a note that read, “Give me your money.”

The teller pressed the security alarm, and the burglar asked him what he pressed and then grabbed his note back and fled the bank. Yellow Springs Sergeant Tom Jones said that the man was last seen on Walnut Street and that he had a bulge in his pocket. No money was taken from the local bank, and no one was injured, Jones said. No customers were in the bank at the time of the offense.

Police have not apprehended a suspect, but they have the bank’s surveillance tape that clearly shows a man who fits the tellers’ description entering and then fleeing the bank. Police also took fingerprints from the door and the counter.

Local police also learned from the Springfield Police that the burglar at US Bank had gone directly from Yellow Springs to rob a PNC Bank branch on Limestone Street in Springfield, again handing the teller a note with Days Inn letterhead. The incident is still under investigation.

This is the second time in two years that an attempt to rob US Bank has occurred. It is the third time in 20 years for attempted bank robbery in the village, according to Jones.


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