Crook gives up bank heist after teller befuddled by note

| January 25, 2012

Perhaps the crook had bad penmanship.

A man quit an apparent attempt to rob a bank in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday after the teller was befuddled by his note, police said.

The would-be bank bandit entered the bank in the unit block of Front Street around 10 a.m. and presented his note to the teller, police said. When she asked what the note was, the bummed bandit simply took it back and walked out.

There has been no arrest.

The spurned crook was described by police as a black man between 35 and 45 years old, 5-foot-9, 180 pounds wearing a long forest green jacket, blue jeans, a white t-shirt, and white and green knit cap, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

Anyone with information on the suspect is encouraged to contact the police department at its anonymous tipline at (415) 553-4444 or by text at TIP 411.

rnagle@sfexaminer.com

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