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Man arrives to rob Glendale bank in taxi, tells driver to wait, police say

June 29, 2011 |  7:16 am

Glen A man tried to rob a Glendale bank Tuesday after arriving by taxi, officials said.

The man arrived by taxi at 4:12 p.m. outside the Citibank in the 700 block of North Brand Boulevard and asked the driver to wait while he went inside, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz told the Glendale News-Press.

The man approached a teller and passed a demand note, but his attempt was unsuccessful, Lorenz said. Instead of returning to the taxi, the man left through the back and fled on foot, Lorenz said.

Immediately after the attempt, the bank called Citibank branch on Central Avenue to warn them about the man, he said, and later called police. Police searched the area, but were unable to find the man, who was described as a white man, 35 to 40 years old with blond or gray hair. He was wearing khaki shorts, a gray jacket and a baseball cap.


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Map shows location of where a man tried to rob a Citibank on Brand Boulevard in Glendale. Source: Mapping L.A.