NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — A 25-year-old parolee attempted to rob a bank branch in National City Saturday, but was arrested as he walked away empty-handed.
Jorge Luis Vidrio allegedly passed a demand note stating he was armed to a teller at the Bank of America at 235 E. Eighth Ave. shortly after 10 a.m., FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said. However, the teller was behind a protective window and tipped off other employees, who activated the bank’s security alarm.
Vidrio walked out of the bank empty-handed, and was followed by at least one witness, according to Foxworth.
National City police were alerted to the suspect’s location and he was arrested without incident around 10:30 a.m., Foxworth said. He was booked into jail on suspicion of robbery and violating the terms of his parole.
The conviction that led to Vidrio’s parole was not immediately disclosed.