Teller Foils Bank Robbery Simply By Telling Woman They're Closed For The Day

“So you want to rob this bank? We’re sorry, ma’am, but we’re closed for today. Have a nice day!” That’s what we imagine a brave teller told a would-be bank robber in Chicago, sending away the woman and telling her to come back some other time. Yeah, and the fun part is, it actually worked.

The Chicago Sun-Times says the almost-perpetrator passed a note to the teller last Thursday at 5 p.m., which read, “Give me all your money, no cops, no dye pack.”

That’s when the teller simply said the bank was closed, and that she should come back the next day. The woman left.

The criminal complaint filed by federal prosecutors says she returned on Tuesday and was spotted by an employee, who called the police.

A man was also charged in the complaint, as officials say he was with the women on her return, and had robbed the bank by himself last month. Nothing like getting two for the price of one, eh?

Feds: Teller thwarts robbery by telling would-be thief bank closed [Chicago Sun-Times]