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Robber leaves bank empty handed because teller was too sweet to rob

By Mason White 5:47 PM April 26, 2016
Bank teller (illustration) 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on a charge of attempted robbery after entering a bank and trying to steal cash, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 34-year-old Edward Gilbert of Leicester, has been sentenced to serve one year in prison after pleading guilty to attempted robbery.

According to the police investigation, Gilbert entered the Santander bank located on Narborough Road, and approached a teller.

He then asked for money before turning around and walking out the door empty handed. He told investigators that he was unable to rob the woman because she was too sweet.

Gilbert later returned to the bank and threatened to shoot the assistant manager if he did not give him cash. Stuart Laws activated a safety device that put up a wall between him and the robber.

Gilbert again left empty handed. 30 minutes later, he went to a police station to surrender.