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Suspected thief gets impatient, leaves credit union without money

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Posted at 9:10 AM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 09:10:40-05

Tonawanda Police say a Lockport man attempted to rob the Tonawanda Community Credit Union Monday morning after slipping a note to the teller demanding money.

Police report Ian Powers, 31, did not show a weapon and became impatient with the teller, so he left without any money.

According to officials, Powers fled in a green SUV around the corner on State Street.

Officers say good information led them to 5 Cave Street in Lockport were police say there was a green SUV parked in the driveway.

Lockport Police set up a parameter around the house with strong police presence and two K-9 officers. It took 20 minutes before Powers came out of the back door of the house with his hands in the air.

Officers say Powers was returned to the City of Tonawanda and interviewed by detectives.

Powers was arraigned and bail was set at $25,000. He will be back in court on Wednesday for a felony hearing.