Credit Union Robbery Fails (With Photos & Video)

By Peter Neumann
By Brian Gillett
By Eric Dutkiewicz

January 9, 2013 Updated Nov 7, 2013 at 3:28 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Quick action by credit union employees avert a robbery Wednesday morning.

Police say employees at the Freedom Federal Credit Union, 1802 Inwood Dr., saw two men approach the bank just before 11 a.m. One of the subjects was said to be carrying a gun.

Employees quickly locked the vestibule doors to keep the suspects out.

"This was just an attempt," Fort Wayne police officer Raquel Foster says. "The employees were very observant, acted quickly and activated those security measures."

The suspects fled by foot and later got into a getaway car in a residential area, police say.

No injuries were reported.

Freedom Financial Credit Union was the site of four robberies in 2012.

In one instance, a credit union manager found suspects inside her home.

The suspects forced the manager to drive to Freedom Financial to allow them to rob the branch.

The suspects fled in the manager's car, leaving the woman stranded inside the credit union.

Police have not said if this attempt is connected to any past robberies of the Freedom Financial on Inwood Drive.




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