Man botches attempted Antioch bank robbery – teller couldn’t read the note – later arrested, Monday

By Sergeant Tarra Nissen, Antioch Police Community Policing Bureau

On Monday, January 6, 2014 at approximately 9:45 a.m., a male entered the Wells Fargo Bank on Somersville Road and approached one of the tellers. The male produced a note but did not say anything. The teller had a difficult time reading the note due to the poor hand writing and contacted her manger to assist her. While she did this the subject left the bank through the back door. When the manager and the teller looked at the note together, they determined that the subject was attempting to rob the teller and they contacted Antioch Police. The responsible was not located at that time.

A short time later Antioch Police dispatch received a call of an unwanted guest at Somersville Towne Center, located at 2500 Somersville Road. Officers responded and contacted Jamal Garrett 29 years. Officers noticed that Garrett matched the description of the earlier attempted robbery. Witnesses from the bank were contacted and Garrett was identified. Garrett was arrested for the robbery attempt as well as an outstanding warrant for parole violations and transported to county jail.

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