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Police: Man Armed With Plunger Tries To Rob Central New York Bank

Toilet Plunger, FILE PHOTO

Toilet Plunger, FILE PHOTO

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UTICA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police said a 49-year-old man tried to rob a central New York bank armed with a toilet plunger.

Utica police told local media outlets that Lawrence Deptola went into a city bank Thursday afternoon and threatened a teller with the plunger.

Police responded after two other banks had previously called authorities about a suspicious man entering their buildings.

Deptola was arrested after a foot chase and charged with attempted third-degree robbery.

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