January 20, 2009

Would-be robber trapped in bank doors

Witnesses said an attempted bank robber in Ohio was foiled after he became trapped between security doors while trying to flee the scene.

Bystanders said the man entered the National City Bank branch Tuesday morning in Dayton and handed a note to a teller demanding money, the Dayton Daily News reported Tuesday.

However, bank employees activated a security system as the man attempted to leave the bank and he became trapped in between the interior and exterior doors of the bank, witnesses said. He attempted to break through the exterior door but was interrupted by the arrival of a Dayton police officer, who took the man into custody.

Investigators said the suspect was taken to police headquarters for questioning.