Bank robbery attempt in EqualityPosted by Angela Howser on Monday, July 25th, 2011 @ 5:05 pm.
EQUALITY—Vandals/wannabe bank robbers reportedly attempted to break into the Legence Bank in Equality last night.
Our Equality sources are telling us that bank employees arrived this morning to find damage done to the back door of the facility. This damage appeared to be done with a large object; at least, it appeared as though the would-be robbers tried to batter the door in, it was pretty badly beaten according to those who have seen it. However, access wasn’t gained, so nothing inside was lost.
There’s been no indication as to how authorities know this happened at about 1 a.m. this morning, but that’s what our sources are being told.
And, either the would-be robbers—or worse, someone else—also went after some heavy equipment: a backhoe or bobcat bucket is missing; that reportedly belonged to Gerald Brown, who is the contractor putting in the town’s new water mains.
The bank break-in attempt is the third such in the past couple of decades. The first time was about 17 or 18 years ago; the second time was about 15 years ago. A man was charged in that second incident: Jeff Haynes, who is reportedly still in DOC for that crime.
Legend has it that none other than Jerome “Onion” Patton was the perpetrator of the first incident, but that’s never been proven, so for right now, that remains rumor, while Onion is still on line for his most recent run-in with the law over pot and weapons charges.
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