New Haven man arrested after attempted bank robbery

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Haven man was arrested on Sunday after an attempted robbery at a pharmacy.

According to police, a man approached the cashier at the Rite-Aid pharmacy located at 66 Church Street and demanded money.

Police say after the cashier began to comply, the store manager confronted the robber and told him to leave.

Yale University police officer later located the suspect near George Street and detained him.

After being identified by cashiers at the Rite-Aid as the suspect, police arrested 22-year-old La-Nard Turnage.

He is facing a charge of Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery in the 3rd Degree.

Yale Police also charged Turnage with Criminal Mischief which was unrelated to the previous charge.