By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer
A Somerset man was charged Monday with attempted robbery after police received a report that he attempted to break into a Richmond bank after it was closed.
David T. James, 46, also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officers responded to the Cumberland Valley National Bank, 505 Leighway Drive, after receiving a call from bank employees that a man tried to gain entry to the building after it had closed, according to the RPD.
The employees told police that earlier they had seen a man loitering in the area and thought he appeared suspicious.
Shortly after the bank closed, the employees saw the man approach the bank and attempt to gain entry, the report stated. The police were alerted, and the workers provided a description of the man and his vehicle.
Later, an RPD patrol officer saw a vehicle matching the description on North Keeneland Drive and approached it to speak to the driver, who was later identified as James.
The officer reported seeing two drug pipes in the console of the vehicle and detained the man. His vehicle was searched and two more pipes, a BB gun, a mask, gloves, written notes and a trench coat were recovered, according to the report.
After an interview at the police station, James was charged with attempted first-degree robbery and taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Wednesday evening, according to the jail’s online records.