CARSON ( — Authorities say a 31-year-old transient was behind bars Thursday on suspicion of attempted bank robbery.

Deputies say they responded to a Chase bank located in the 100 block of East Sepulveda Boulevard in Carson following a “robbery now” call.

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The incident unfolded about 10 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a written statement.

When deputies arrived, they confronted the suspect they later identified as Jovan Villela.

Villela was allegedly in possession of stolen items; specifically, personal property from a bank employee, authorities said.

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Witnesses to the incident said the suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a demand note, authorities said.

“As the teller was in the process of complying with Villela’s demand, he became nervous and started to leave the bank before being handed any cash,” deputies said in the statement.

Villela was booked on suspicion of attempted bank robbery. He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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Anyone with more information about this case was asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Carson Station at (310) 830-1123.