SEAFORD, Del. - A man attempted to rob the M&T Bank on West Stein Highway around 10 a.m. Friday morning, according to the Seaford Police Department.

Police say that a man, later identified as 46-year-old Cornell Bailey of Seaford, entered the bank wearing all black clothing, including a hat, sunglasses, and a blue surgical mask. An employee noticed that he appeared to have a note demanding money. The employee approached him and activated a silent alarm. Bailey did not give the note to a teller, police say, and instead left the bank with no money after the alarm was activated.

Police say since Bailey was heading east on Stein Highway, Central Elementary, Seaford Elementary, and Seaford High School were notified and placed in lockdown mode.

The Delaware State Police Aviation Unit, Laurel Police K-9, and Blades Police Department assisted in the search for Bailey. Police say they were notified that a man matching the description of the suspect left Pizza King without paying his bill. A Seaford officer saw Bailey walking along the railroad tracks near the Stein Highway bridge and saw that he had a blue surgical mask hanging out of his pocket.

Bailey was detained by police. Investigators say he was wanted on violations of probation. According to police, Bailey admitted that he was trying to commit a robbery.

A warrant was obtained for Bailey's arrest for first degree attempted robbery, wearing a disguise during commission of a felony, and theft of service. Bailey was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $67,000 cash bond plus $9,000 cash bond for violation of probation.

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