Bank Robber Foiled BEFORE Entering Bank

Stocking foiled 70-year-old’s attempt to rob bank

VERSAILLES, Ill. — Convicted bank robber Gordon A. Bryant might have had a better shot at his last hold-up attempt if he’d shown his face.

The 70-year-old put a stocking over his head before he tried to enter the Farmer’s State Bank of Versailles on Tuesday, police said. The bank had installed a system to buzz in customers after a holdup in February. Suspicious employees refused to unlock the door because the man was wearing the stocking.