CHAMBLEE, Ga. – Police in Chamblee said a would-be crook make several missteps in his attempt to rob a bank.
The man walked into the bank and passed a note to the teller that said to give him money or he would start shooting, according to Chamblee Police Chief Marc Johnson.
The bank teller, feeling safe behind bullet-resistant glass, simply stepped away, Johnson said. The suspect left the bank empty-handed.
After failing to get any money, the man was seen taking a taxi to a nearby MARTA station.
Police said the man had apparently parked his car at the station, taken the taxi to the bank and then returned to get the car after his attempt at the bank robbery was foiled.
The cab driver grew suspicious after the man told her he didn’t have money for the fare. The cabbie then blocked the man’s car with the taxi and flagged down a MARTA police officer.
The MARTA officer then apparently talked the man into returning to the bank, Johnson said. The suspect then took the cab back to the bank. A Chamblee police officer then stopped the cab. Bank employees then identified him as the man who passed the note earlier, Johnson said.
Police arrested 40-year-old Trevor Gladston. He faces an attempted bank robbery charge.