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Robber flees from bank empty handed before crashing getaway car into police cruiser and utility pole

By Mason White 3:02 PM July 11, 2016
Prince Conteh 

By: Chan Yuan
A robber had a very bad day while trying to steal cash from a bank, according to police in New York.

The New York Police Department in Long Island, said that they have arrested 26-year-old Prince Conteh of Lowell, Massachusetts, after being accused of trying to rob a Bank of America and crashing his getaway car into a police cruiser.

Conteh has been charged with first-degree attempted robbery, second-degree assault and criminal use of a firearm.

According to the police investigation, Conteh entered the Bank of America in Hempstead at about 12:00 p.m., and demanded cash from an employee.

He was armed with a shotgun. The employee refused to allow Conteh to enter the teller area so he left the bank empty-handed.

While driving away from the scene, Conteh crashed his car into a police cruiser. He kept driving, but hit a utility pole. Conteh jumped out of the car, dropped the gun and ran, but officers caught him with the help of pedestrians.

The officer whose patrol car was hit, was taken to a hospital, and treated for neck and back pain.