PRESCOTT, Ariz. – A Payson man is in custody in connection with an
attempted bank robbery in northern Arizona.
The FBI says 39-year-old Clinton Carl Gimlen was arrested Saturday after he
allegedly tried to rob the National Bank of Arizona in Prescott.
Prescott police say they learned earlier last week that Gimlen allegedly made
statements about robbing a Prescott-area bank because he needed money due to
pending legal issues.
Police say he planned to drive to Prescott, enter the bank and present an
employee with a note demanding cash.
Authorities closed the bank and say Gimlen was arrested outside with a robbery
note and other undisclosed evidence.
They say Gimlen is being held at the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde on
suspicion to commit robbery, attempted robbery and tampering with evidence.