A woman accused of trying to rob a Meriden bank did not get far before police took her into custody.
Meriden Police received a 911 call from staff at the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 43 E. Main Street, at 10:37 a.m. on Tuesday.
They said a woman had just lunged over the tellers’ counter, shoved the bank teller and tried to take money from the cash drawer.
She did not get any cash and ran when she heard police had been called.
Several police officers responded to the scene and bank customers pointed out the woman, who officers later identified as Priscilla Jones, 31.
Officers immediately apprehended her and took her into custody.
Police said Jones might have been under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and medical personnel determined that no treatment was required.
Jones was then transported to the police department and charged with criminal attempt to commit robbery in the second degree, criminal attempt to commit larceny in the third degree and breach of peace.
She is being held on a $50,000 bond and is due in court on April 29.
No one was injured and no weapon was shown.