A Greenville woman was arrested and jailed last week in an attempted robbery at the Bank of America branch in Murphy during which she reportedly poured lighter fluid and gasoline on the bank lobby floor.
The attempted robbery occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at 113 E. FM 544.
Murphy Police Chief Arthur Cotten related that a woman entered the bank, poured lighter fluid and gasoline on the floor and demanded cash. She also started pounding items in the bank with a hammer, the police chief noted.
Bank tellers and personnel called 9-1-1 at 1:24 p.m. and when Murphy police officers arrived, the woman ran out of the building toward her car. Cotten said that officers elected not to draw their weapons because there was no immediate danger to themselves or others, but did tazed the suspect.
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