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Would-Be Bank Robber Balks, Asks to Open Account Instead

Unfortunately, he was lacking the proper ID to do so
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2018 10:55 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A would-be bank robber turned into a would-be bank customer Friday afternoon, police say. The suspect walked into a Bayonne, NJ, bank and handed a teller a note demanding "all the money." But as the teller read the note, he snatched it back and said he wanted to open an account, NJ.com reports. A customer service rep met with him in another area, but the suspect didn't have the ID needed to open an account; as the man was meeting with yet another employee, the teller told the customer service rep about the note. That employee confronted the suspect and escorted him out of the building; by the time police and bank security were alerted to the incident, he was gone. An investigation continues. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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