Glendale man arrested after allegedly attempting to rob bank

Jun 30, 2021, 12:00 PM

Anekin Genesis (Glendale police photos)...

Anekin Genesis (Glendale police photos)

(Glendale police photos)

PHOENIX — A Glendale man was arrested after allegedly attempting to rob a bank by telling employees he had a bomb, authorities said Wednesday.

Anekin Genesis, 32, was taken into custody Monday afternoon.

Officers responded to a bank near 43rd and Peoria avenues at about 3:40 p.m. Monday after reports of an attempted robbery by a man possibly armed with a gun who presented a demand note saying he would detonate the bomb if he was hurt or arrested.

Bank employees hid and Genesis, who can be seen on surveillance video, left the bank without any money, Glendale police said.

Witnesses told police the suspect had fled on foot. Genesis was found behind bushes near the bank and was arrested, police said.

Police said Genesis told detectives that he had planned to rob a bank to pay for rent and to buy a car.

He was booked into jail on one count of armed robbery.

The FBI Phoenix Field Office assisted with the investigation.

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Glendale man arrested after allegedly attempting to rob bank