Man Arrested in Alleged Failed Robbery

Suspect tried to pick from Moneytree: police

By Michael Gehlken
|  Sunday, Mar 20, 2011  |  Updated 11:45 AM PDT
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Man Arrested in Alleged Failed Robbery

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: In this photo illustration Dollar notes are displayed in a pyramid, on November 26, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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A man was arrested Saturday after unsuccessfully attempting to rob a Moneytree store in North Park, San Diego police said.

Antoine Rochelle, 23, was placed into custody at about 6:23 p.m. after an officer responding to a robbery alarm spotted him leaving the scene at 2702 El Cajon Blvd., police said.

Rochelle allegedly entered Moneytree, a check cashing and payday loan provider, and gave a clerk a note demanding cash.

Officers said Rochelle fled the store after he was unsuccessful in extracting the cash from the clerk, and a police sergeant made the arrest.

There were no injuries.

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