Police are looking for a man who failed to rob a Beaumont bank Tuesday after he tried to hold up the teller using a note.
Beaumont officers were called to Wells Fargo Bank, 4175 Phelan Blvd., at about 10 a.m. when a holdup alarm was reported, according to a news release from the police department.
When they got to the bank, officers were told that a man had walked into the bank while talking on a cell phone and laid a note on the teller's counter demanding money.
The teller looked at the note and laughed, the release states, and the man then took the note and ran out of the bank.
A Wells Fargo spokeswoman has since said that the video did not shot a bank teller laughing at the would-be robber and that bank tellers undergo extensive training on how to handle robbery attempts.
No weapon was shown and no money was stolen, the police release states.
A search of the area was unsuccessful.
Police are looking for a black man with dark skin, about 6 feet, 2 inches tall with a light to medium build. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a hard hat, sunglasses and dark blue Nomex.
Anyone with information about the crime can call Beaumont Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS, go to http://www.BeaumontCrimeStoppers.com or text BMT and a message to CRIMES (274637). All tips are anonymous and a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible.
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