An Anchorage man was arrested on criminal charges after he allegedly tried to rob a bank Monday morning, but has his timing off.
According to court documents, Michael Nash, 49, tried to enter the First National Bank branch located on West 36th Avenue in Anchorage just after 9 a.m. on Oct. 2. Nash was unable to enter because the bank’s lobby did not open until 10 a.m. and the doors were locked.
Nash slipped a note through the doors to a bank supervisor stating that this was a robbery. The bank was secured immediately, and police were called. A bank security officer requested Nash leave but he refused. Law enforcement officers arrived and arrested Nash in front of the bank.
Nash is charged with one count of bank robbery. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
It was the third attempted bank robbery in two weeks in Anchorage. The first and second were allegedly committed by Tyler Ching, who was arrested after someone recognized his photo from the dating app called Tinder.