Customers tackle woman attempting to rob Burlington bank with a rifle

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A woman now identified as Alicia Lynn Rickman attempted to rob a bank in Burlington Saturday with a rifle. 

According to the Burlington Police Department, the incident happened at the Truliant Credit Union located on Kirkwood Drive.

Police say Rickman entered the bank with a long rifle and shot it once into the ceiling before customers at the credit union tackled and contained her until police arrived. 

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