Tucson police say this man tried to rob a south-side Wells Fargo branch Monday. A teller, shielded by bullet-resistant glass, foiled the attempt by ducking behind the counter.


Tucson police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who tried to rob a south-side Wells Fargo Bank.

Shortly before 3 p.m. Monday the man walked into the bank at 802 W. Ajo Way and approached the teller counter, said Sgt. Maria Hawke, a Tucson police spokeswoman.

He passed a teller a note that implied he would harm her if she failed to give him money, Hawke said.

The teller, who was behind a bullet-resistant barrier, "announced that a robbery was in progress and ducked down behind the counter," said Hawke.

The robber left, and witnesses said the man climbed into a silver-colored car and left, Hawke said.

The robber was described as white or Hispanic, in his mid-20s to mid-30s. He was about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighed 185 pounds and had dark hair, said Hawke.

He was last seen wearing a dark long-sleeved T-shirt, tan pants and sunglasses.

Anyone with information can call 911 or 88-CRIME.