Bartlesville teens arrested, suspects in an attempted bank robbery

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Two boys were arrested in Bartlesville Friday as primary suspects in an attempted bank robbery.

Bartlesville police say two teenage boys rode up to a Bank of the West on bicycles around 5 p.m. Friday. The boys entered the bank and "demanded a large amount of money."

The bank manager refused, according to police. The boys said they had a gun, but no weapon was ever produced. Authorities say the boys then left after the manager told them to leave.

In review of surveillance footage, an officer recognized the boys from a traffic accident earlier in the day, police say.

The boys, 16 and 17, were arrested around 5:30 p.m. and ordered to the Washington County Detention Center.

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