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Teenage boy arrested for California attempted bank robbery

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 17:46:06-04

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old California boy was arrested for attempting to rob a bank branch, police said.

The boy from Yucaipa was arrested after attempting to rob a bank in Calimesa April 13, The Press-Enterprise reported Saturday.

The teen was booked into a juvenile detention facility on suspicion of attempted bank robbery. His name was not released because of his age.

Bank employees reported a male suspect wearing a black beanie, blue face mask and latex gloves gave a note to a teller demanding money and saying the robber had a weapon around 4 p.m.

The suspect fled on a bicycle before receiving any money, authorities said.

An investigation led deputies to a home in Yucaipa, 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of San Bernardino, where the teen was arrested as he drove away from the home in a car.

A search of the home found evidence related to the attempted robbery, police said.