Robbery suspects pistol-whip bank teller; no money taken

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Employee pistol-whipped during robbery

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police officers are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a bank in the Southwest Valley Thursday morning.

Officer Luis Samudio said two armed males wearing clear masks attempted to rob a Chase Bank at 99th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.

They reportedly pistol-whipped a teller and left without taking any money.

The teller's injuries were not serious and he is expected to be OK. He was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Samudio said investigators do not yet know why the suspects weren't able to take any money.

The suspects fled in a gray vehicle in an unknown direction.

Samudio said the suspects appeared to be Hispanic and wore transparent face masks.

Investigators do not believe the suspects have been involved in any other robberies.