ROSEMEAD — Deputies arrested a Rosemead man who tried, but failed, to rob a Bank of America branch Tuesday, officials said.
Daniel Solis, 19, was booked on suspicion of attempted robbery, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
Authorities responded to a call reporting a robbery at the Bank of America, 8856 Valley Blvd., just before 9:30 a.m., officials said.
“Solis had entered the bank and presented a note to the teller demanding cash,” according to the statement. “The suspect became suspicious and fled prior to obtaining any money.”
As Solis tried to walk away from the bank casually, a bank employee flagged down a nearby sheriff’s deputy
At the same time, a bank employee flagged down a deputy who happened to be passing by and pointed out the would-be robber, officials said. Solis was arrested without a struggle.
The FBI and the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau are joining the sheriff’s Temple Station in the investigation.
According to county booking records, Solis was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and was due for arraignment Thursday in El Monte Superior Court.