Scolding customer, teller thwart would-be robber
He went to rob a bank and all he got was a scolding.
An unidentified man who attempted to rob Eastern Bank in South Boston Thursday left it empty-handed after being scolded by a teller and a customer waiting in line, Boston police said.
Police responded to 470 West Broadway at 6:08 p.m. for a call of an attempted robbery.
Officers were then told by a teller that the suspect went up to her and showed her a note that read, “Give me all your money.’’ But the teller refused, informing the suspect that the window was closed.
“Then he moved over to the next teller and they scolded him for getting in front,’’ said Officer Eddy Chrispin, a police spokesman.
Police said the suspect was described as between 18 and 25 years old, 5 feet 5 inches, and about 160 pounds, with brown eyes and dark facial hair. He was wearing a black backpack with gold trim and a dark blue hoodie, Chrispin said.
The suspect was told by a teller and customer that he had to wait in line for his turn, and to take off his hoodie, police said. The suspect refused to remove his hoodie and left the bank.
He was last seen walking toward F Street, police said.
Police said no one was injured and no weapon was shown. The robbery attempt is under investigation and no arrests have been made, police said.
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