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Updated Aug 19, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Armed suspect fails in bank robbery attempt in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — An armed suspect bound four people inside a Scottsdale
bank before he was captured in a parking lot.

Scottsdale police said there were no reported injuries and the name of the
46-year-old suspect wasn’t immediately released.

Police said the man was wearing a black mask, gloves and wide-brimmed hat and
carrying a handgun.

He went into a Chase Bank branch as it opened about 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the man fired a round into the ceiling, held employees at gunpoint
and started to take what cash he could find as a bank alarm was activated.

He then tied up three employees and was leaving the bank when a customer walked

The man bound the customer and got into an SUV when police arrested him in the
parking lot.


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