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.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Timeline Of Rare October Nor'Easter Approaching Tri-State Area
Police responded after two other banks had previously called authorities about a suspicious man entering their buildings.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Flood Safety Tips, Power Outage Links & More
Deptola was arrested after a foot chase and charged with attempted third-degree robbery.MORE NEWS: New York City Workers, Supporters March Across Brooklyn Bridge To Protest Approaching Vaccine Mandate
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