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(KSL News) Poor penmanship seemed to foil an attempted bank robbery in Taylorsville.
A man walked into Key Bank on 4700 South and approximately 2000 West yesterday and handed the teller a note demanding money. Police say the teller told the man she could not read the note.
That frustrated the would-be robber, and he left in a white compact car with no front license plate.
Meanwhile, a convenience store clerk in Provo sent another would-be robber away empty-handed as well.
Over the weekend, police say the man walked into the Crest on 700 East and 800 North, pulled out what looked like a black semiautomatic handgun, and demanded the clerk to empty the register--threatening to shoot the clerk.
In response, the clerk told the man to shoot the ground to prove the gun is real. Instead of pulling the trigger, the would-be robber turned around and left with nothing.
The clerk told the Daily Herald, "It was an impulse reaction borne more out of panic than skepticism."
Police are now looking for the robber.