In-progress bank robbery thwarted, suspect arrested - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

In-progress bank robbery thwarted, suspect arrested

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A man who attempted to rob a Wells Fargo bank near Central and Lincoln Thursday afternoon was caught red-handed.

Police say the suspect walked into the bank and handed the teller a demand note. The teller stalled in giving him money, which allowed officers to arrive on scene and surround the building.

When the suspect tried to make a run for it, he had no where to go but into a squad car.

"When he looked out the door, he probably saw a lot of police cars, and us setting up, and he just came right out and surrendered," says Phoenix Police Officer Darius Potts.

Potts says units were already in the area when the call came in.

The suspect's name has not yet been released.

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