By: John Lester - Staff Writer
Published: May 15, 2021

Lack of bag foils bank robber

Lack of Bag Foils Bank Robber. A Florida man had big plans to be a robber. He walked into the bank and calmly asked the teller for some money. However, the whole idea foils when she did not have something he asked. That’s right folks, he asked for a bag to put the money in, but she didn’t haveone. So, he walked out calmly, got back on his bike, and left the scene.

On Friday Joseph Allen Price, 61, walked into the Okeechobee PNC Bank at 2801 Highway 441 South shortly after 2:30 p.m. He handed a note to a teller demanding a sack full of cash. However, Price was dumbfounded when the teller told him she did not have a bag for his loot.

He left the bank sad and empty-handed. The sheriff’s office said Price left the scene on a bicycle. Deputies apprehended him within minutes in nearby woods.

According to a release, Price did not brandish a weapon, nor did he make any threats of harm to the employee. Price was taken to the Okeechobee County Jail on a charge of attempted bank robbery. He is being held on a $2,500 bond.

“This man was apprehended very quickly,” Sheriff Paul May said. “A good description was given by bank personnel, [the lieutenant] was in the right place and the suspect is in jail, which is the right place for him.”


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