Bandit fails to rob bank, steal purse within minutes

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 2:15pm

A failed bank robbery attempt led to a failed purse snatching Friday afternoon.

A Shreveport police spokesman says a man walked into the Region Bank in downtown Shreveport and handed a teller a note, but for unknown reasons, the robbery failed.

The robber ran from the bank and tried to take a purse from a woman on a nearby street corner, but as luck had it, an off-duty police offer saw the crime happening and tackled the man, holding him until officers responded to the bank robbery.

The bandit is currently in police custody and is being questioned.

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