Would-be robber arrives early at banks to find doors locked
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sometimes the early bird doesn’t get the worm.
Police in Iowa are looking for a would-be bank robber who showed up to two West Des Moines branches before they opened on Wednesday.
A security recording shows a man wearing a bandanna over his face trying to enter a Marine Credit Union branch at around 8:15 a.m. — nearly three hours before it opened.
Police Sgt. Tony Giampolo told The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/2tQ1RvP ) that employees in the parking lot watched the guy yank on the doors before fleeing upon realizing they were locked.
Giampolo says a similarly dressed man tried to enter a nearby First National Bank branch at around 8:45 a.m., but it wasn’t scheduled to open until 9. He says the man fled when he spotted an officer inside who was alerting the staff about the earlier robbery attempt.