Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Watertown bank this morning before fleeing on foot, Watertown Police said.
The incident was reported at Watertown Savings Bank at 739 Main St. at 7:12 a.m., when the bank’s alarm company alerted the police and a bank employee called afterward, said Watertown Police Lieutenant Michael Lawn. No one was injured, and nothing was taken, he said.
The employee was unlocking the bank’s door when a man wearing a colorful ski mask jumped out from the bushes next to the door, Lawn said. The man, who had what appeared to be a gun pointed beneath his jacket but never showed one, demanded that the employee open the bank’s vault.
The employee convinced the man that he could not open the vault, and the man fled on foot through the bank parking lot and jumped over a fence into a Walgreens drug store parking lot in Waltham, Lawn said.
The man was about 5 feet 8 inches tall, carried a black backpack with light blue straps, and wore a black ski mask with red around the eyes and a blue lightning bolt coming from the mouth, a dark jacket, blue jeans, and white sneakers, Lawn said.
The incident is under investigation.
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