Would-be robber is too patient

A man handed a bank employee in the Manassas area a note asking for money and then sat down, apparently to wait for it, police said. Meanwhile, the employee called police, who arrived in time to make an arrest.

In a bank in Alexandria the next day, a woman also passed a note asking for money. But the teller walked away and the woman, seemingly less patient, fled and apparently is at large.

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The first incident occurred Tuesday at the Bank of America branch in the 8500 block of Sudley Road, Prince William County police said. After delivering his note, the man “calmly took a seat,” while the employee went off to call officers, police said.

The man who was arrested had no gun and never implied he had one, they said.

The second incident occurred Wednesday at a Bank of America branch in the 600 block of North Washington Street in the Old Town area.

After the woman gave her the note “demanding money,” Alexandria police said, the teller moved back from her window, and the woman went out the door and was last seen heading east on Pendleton Street.

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