A would-be bank robber in a fedora fled empty-handed after a bank teller refused to hand over cash and suggested the man get a loan, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
The attempted holdup happened about 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at a U.S. Bank branch in the 17300 block of Pacific Avenue South in Spanaway.
Deputies said a man in his 20s walked in and handed a teller a note asking for money. The note told the teller to say he or she was threatened if asked.
Instead, the teller told the would-be robber to get a loan and refused to give him money. The man fled.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the would-be robber.
He is white, 5 feet 6 inches and 140 pounds with a slender build and brown hair. He was wearing a black fedora, tan pants, dark collared shirt and dark hooded jacket with two white stripes along the sleeves.
Anyone with information is asked to call Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers are 800-222-8477.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653