Drive-Thru Missouri Bank Robbery Attempt Thwarted

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A drive-through bank robbery attempt ended badly for a southwest Missouri woman.

The Joplin Globe reports that the 50-year-old suspect is being held at the Joplin City Jail on $5,000 bond. She is accused of putting a note demanding money in the drawer of a walkup window of a U.S. Bank branch in Joplin.

The Springfield woman left on foot Friday when the teller refused to comply. The woman was arrested just minutes later in the parking lot of a nearby grocery store.

Joplin police Cpl. Chuck Niess says the woman wasn't armed.

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