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Bank Robbery Attempt Thwarted by Automatically Locking Doors

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

What happens when a bank robber shows up to rob a bank, and the door to the bank won't open? That is exactly what happened around midday Wednesday at the Capital One Bank out in the Annaville area.

It was a typical day at the bank out on Leopard. It was around 11:30 a.m. when the teller noticed a man with a bandana covering his face at the door.

While the would-be robber knew it was a bank, because that's what the signs outside said, what he didn't know was that this bank had been hit several times before, and that prompted the bank to install automatic locking doors; doors that have to be opened by a teller before gaining entry.

"What happened was that this particular location has magnetic doors," said Senior Officer Kirk Stowers with the Corpus Christi Police Department. "A white, or maybe a Hispanic man, in his 40s or 50s, had a green bandana covering his face."

Police are looking for that man now. He wore a dark shirt, green shorts, white socks and a khaki hat. He was last seen heading north on Leopard.

Anyone who might have seen a man fitting that description is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-8477.