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Police: Thief tried deposit box fishing

ORANGEBURG, S.C., April 1 (UPI) -- Police in South Carolina said a would-be thief attempted to use fishing line and hooks to angle for bank deposit bags in a bank's night drop slot.

Capt. Ed Conner of the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety said First Citizen's Bank employees retrieved the bags Friday morning and discovered a hook embedded in one of the bags with fishing line dangling from the hook, The (Orangeburg, S.C.) Times and Democrat reported Thursday.

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The employees found two other hooks and putty, believed to have been used as a weight, in the deposit box.

Police said bank security footage shows someone outside the facility at about 4:30 a.m.

"It's under investigation," Conner said. "We'll be looking at the evidence to see if we can put a face with the image on video."

He said the would-be thief picked the wrong method for the crime.

"The security mechanisms at the bank's night deposit drop ... it's impossible for someone to retrieve a bag," Conner told The Times and Democrat. "In other words, you can't go fishing for a night deposit bag."

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