The D.C. police have a slogan, "We are here to help," but a woman they arrested Saturday in a bank robbery attempt in the Capitol Hill area apparently did not follow the same motto.

Her failure to be of assistance became evident when, according to a police statement, after being arrested at the bank she "refused to provide her name."

The incident began, according to police, about 1 p.m. Saturday when a woman entered the Wells Fargo branch in the 400 block of N. Capitol Street NW and "announced via note her intention to rob the bank."

A silent alarm was sounded, police said, and officers showed up quickly.

Even without full cooperation from the woman they arrested, police said prosecution would still be possible.

They said they expected to make an identification from fingerprints.