A suspected Turlock bank robber seemed to be operating on the motto that if at first you don’t succeed, try again.
The Turlock man is suspected of trying to rob a Bank of the West branch on Monday and attempting it a second time on Tuesday. Only this time his endeavors landed him in police custody.
Dann Hayman, 52, of Turlock was taken into custody on Tuesday on the suspicion of robbery, said Turlock Police Lt. Jeff Lopes.
The first robbery attempt occurred at 12:20 p.m. Monday at the bank’s branch at 2101 Fulkerth Rd. Hayman is accused of demanding money from the bank’s employees, while threatening that he had a weapon, though one was never seen. According to the police report, Hayman fled before any money was given.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Hayman returned to the same bank. Employees immediately recognized him from the day before and contacted the police department, Lopes said.
For the second time, Hayman allegedly demanded money, declared himself in possession of a weapon and left empty-handed.
Officers and detectives found Hayman just as he was leaving the bank’s parking lot and followed him on a slow speed pursuit, until he was taken into custody near California State University, Stanislaus, Lopes said.
A replica of a gun, possibly a toy was found in Hayman’s vehicle, Lopes said.
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