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Ski-masked thief tries to rob bank. Then the FBI pointed out his flannel shirt

A man in a ski mask was arrested Saturday after trying to rob a Broward bank, according to FBI officials.
A man in a ski mask was arrested Saturday after trying to rob a Broward bank, according to FBI officials. FBI

A man in a ski mask was arrested Saturday after trying to rob a Broward bank, according to FBI officials. 

But the thief didn’t cash out as planned. In fact, he didn’t make it further than the door. 

Police say footage shows a flannel-wearing man trying to open the front doors of Mercantil Bank off University Drive in Parkland.

Temperatures that day were in the 90s. 

To his dismay, the doors were locked. Investigators believe the robbery was thwarted because of extra-vigilant bank employees.

“If you see someone on a balmy summer day trying to enter a bank in flannel and wearing a ski mask, you should call 911 from a safe distance,” said FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock.

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