A 25-year-old parolee attempted to rob a bank branch in National City Saturday, but was arrested as he walked away empty-handed.
Jorge Luis Vidrio allegedly passed a demand note stating he was armed to a teller at the Bank of America at 235 E. Eighth Ave. shortly after 10 a.m., FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said. However, the teller was behind a protective window and tipped off other employees, who activated the bank’s security alarm.
Vidrio walked out of the bank empty-handed, and was followed by at least one witness, according to Foxworth.
National City police were alerted to the suspect’s location and he was arrested without incident around 10:30 a.m., Foxworth said. He was booked into jail on suspicion of robbery and violating the terms of his parole.
The conviction that led to Vidrio’s parole was not immediately disclosed.
—City News Service
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