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Blotter: Police report failed bank robbery Friday evening

Police reported a failed attempt to rob a bank Friday evening.

“Someone went through the drive-through and passed a note saying it was a hold-up,” said Ryan Grelle, spokesman for Denton Police Department.

Reports indicate the attempted robbery occurred around 5:40 p.m. in the 600 block of West University Drive.

The caller, according to police, said the suspect delivered a note through the drive-through carrier threatening to rush the front doors if the money from the cash drawers was not delivered to him through the carrier.

The man drove off with no money, police said.


Other reports

600 block of Londonderry Lane — A local business was reportedly burglarized sometime Thursday.

An officer responded to the area where the complainant reported someone broke into the business and stole at least $400 worth of items.

According to police reports, the theft occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

1200 block of University Drive — A bank official reported a problem with a customer taking more than $100,000 and now being unreachable.

According to a report filed Friday, the bank employee met with a Denton police investigator Nov. 16 about the incident.

The bank employee said the customer deposited two checks totaling $113,228.08. Those funds were credited to the customer’s account and immediately withdrawn, according to the report.

However, the checks were returned to the bank because of a “missing endorsement.”

The bank customer was notified of the impending return of the checks and declined to return the funds to the bank, police said.

As of this time, the bank customer has ceased contact with the bank, and the bank has sustained the financial loss, reports indicate.



From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday:

- Denton police posted 18 reports online.

- Fifty-seven people were booked into Denton County Jail.

From Sunday, Dec. 2 through Saturday:

- Texas Women’s University police responded to 110 calls for service, made seven reports, made three escorts, issued 47 parking violations and 17 moving violations, and arrested 21 people.

From Sunday, Dec. 2 through Thursday:

- University of North Texas police responded to two medical emergencies, two minor vehicle crashes, three warrant arrests and three agency assists, including a K-9 assist for the Denton Police Depart­ment, assisted a group of people stuck in an elevator on campus, responded to three theft calls/reports, one information call, one harassment call, four property reports, one public intoxication arrest, one assault by contact call, two disorderly conduct calls, one disruption meeting/procession call and one civil standby call.

— Megan Gray