An Associated Press article in the Sunday Herald related an account of an attempted bank robbery at a Key Bank branch near the Seattle Center. The robbery attempt was thwarted by a male teller who refused the robber’s demand and then proceeded to chase and subdue the robber and hold him until the police arrived. Subsequently the young teller was fired for his action.
Any money lost by the bank, due to robbery, is federally insured, hence, bank policy requires tellers to submit to the robber’s demands so as to not escalate the situation. While I understand that this policy is probably best in most situations, I feel that I must protest the bank’s decision to fire this teller, hence, upon maturity, I will be transferring my certificates of deposit to another bank.