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The same suspect tried to rob two banks in Costa Mesa earlier this week but apparently lost his nerve at the last minute, police reported Thursday.

The first attempt occurred at the Bank of America branch at 548 W. 19th St. about 12:30 p.m. on Monday, according to Costa Mesa Police.

The would-be robber approached a teller, saying he wanted to make a deposit but presented the teller a note saying he was there to rob the bank. When the teller stepped away from her window to show the note to a manager, the suspect fled the bank without getting any money.

Less than half an hour later, the suspect went into a Wells Fargo branch at 2300 Harbor Blvd. and presented a similar note. Again, when the teller read the note, the suspect became nervous and left the bank without getting any money.

He was last seen on foot going east on Wilson Street.

He was described as a white man in his 40s.

Anyone with information on the robbery attempts should call Detective Mario Garcia at (714) 754-5363 or Costa Mesa police at (714) 754-5205.

— City News Service

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