KC man pleads guilty to failed bank robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man faces up to 20 years in prison after admitting his role in a hapless attempt to rob a bank.

The U.S. Attorney's office says 26-year-old Martron Bailey pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to hold up a United Missouri Bank branch in the city last Nov. 6.

Investigators said Bailey and another man ambushed an employee arriving for work and ordered her to open the door. The woman said the door could only be opened from the inside, where another employee had already spotted the activity and called 911.

The would-be robbers ran to their car. A resident thought they looked suspicious and took pictures of the two men and the car -- making it easy for police to eventually link Bailey to the bungled holdup.
 

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