Alleged Bank Robbery Attempt Fails Spectacularly

And not just because the suspect crashed into a police car
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2016 4:45 PM CDT
Alleged Bank Robbery Attempt Fails Spectacularly
Prince Conteh   (Nassau County Police Department)

Police say a would-be bank robber tried to pull a heist in Long Island, but pretty much everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Authorities say a man with a shotgun entered a Bank of America in Hempstead about noon Saturday and demanded cash, reports NBC New York. His first problem came when the teller refused to give him money or let him enter the teller area. At that point, he left the bank empty-handed, save for his shotgun, only to crash into a police car arriving on the scene, reports Newsday. He managed to drive on, only to smash into a utility pole. He then fled on foot, but local residents pointed him out to police. Prince Conteh, 26, is charged with first-degree attempted robbery, second-degree assault, and criminal use of a firearm. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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