Bank robbery suspect stopped by customers

Bank robbery suspect stopped by customers

Created: September 19, 2019 09:09 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A man was arrested after he attempted to rob a bank on Thursday.

According to police, Michael Matzen, 38, went to the Key Bank on University Avenue around 2 p.m. Matzen went up to the teller with a note and began demanding money.

People in the bank were alerted to the robbery after hearing Matzen demand the money. As he attempted to leave, Matzen was tackled and held down by two customers until police arrived.

Matzen is currently on parole for a previous robbery. He is charged with robbery and grand larceny with more charges expected from New York State Parole.

Police say no one was injured during the robbery attempt.

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