Vernon and North Okanagan
Senior duped during robbery attempt
Jun 14, 2012 / 1:39 pm
A 64-year-old Armstrong woman faces Attempted Robbery charges as a result of an ill-fated bank robbery attempt.
Police say the woman attempted to rob the Armstrong branch of Valley First Credit Union about 5 p.m. Monday.
She apparently presented a note to a teller stating it was a robbery and asking the teller to 'hand over all the money.'
RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk says the woman left the bank after she was told the money was in a central teller and they kept no money in the drawers at the counter.
Molendyk says another teller recognized the woman as she fled on a bicycle. Staff followed the woman and caught up with her a short distance away.
Police were called and the woman was arrested.
She was released from custody and is expected to appear in court again July 5.
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