GLENDALE — A man who allegedly tried to rob a downtown Citibank on Tuesday after arriving by taxi was able to evade police, officials said.
The man was dropped off about 4:12 p.m. outside the Citibank on the 700 block of North Brand Boulevard and asked the taxi driver to wait while he went inside the bank, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
The man approached a bank teller and passed a demand note, but his attempt was unsuccessful, Lorenz said.
Instead of returning to the taxi, the man left through the back exit and fled on foot, Lorenz said.
Immediately after the attempt, Citibank management notified a Central Avenue branch in Glendale and warned them about the man, he said.