By Mike Dello Stritto

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Natomas Wells Fargo Bank that closed for business on Saturday was left unlocked for 48 hours until a customer noticed it and called police.

The Wells Fargo on Arena Boulevard is certainly no Fort Knox.

“That’s kind of ridiculous,” Lafayette Azevedo said. “I would say that’s a big mistake.”

So far, no one’s talking about who’s at fault. The branch manager showed up with a police officer but declined to talk with us. The corporate office also didn’t offer an immediate response, but someone’s got some explaining to do.

“Thinking they could jump over the counter and there’s money to be had,” Azevedo said.

Banks are known for their security. After all, they do have hundreds of thousands of dollars coming and going. Who would ever think they’d leave their doors unlocked? Apparently not even the bad guys. It didn’t look like anything inside was missing.

But that’s not helping the confidence of customers.

“That would be very scary and I might think about moving my money,” Carinda Gordon said.

Comments (131)
  1. Jim Busse says:

    The only thing this areticle points out is the stupidity of the people who complained. If the vault was left open it would be a story.

  2. USA1st Vince says:

    This would be OK with Minnesota Democrats. They highly favor and want to retain the no ID required honor system for voters. Likewise, I’m sure they’d be OK with the Honor System at the banks as well. (Just THINK of the income redistribution opportunities!)


  3. Frank Kozak says:

    Willie Sutton is laughing and rolling over in his grave.

  4. TlordaGama says:

    A bank has no money laying around at the close of a business day, it is all in a locked vault. The computers are shut off, the files of any importance are locked, usually put into the vault too. The vaults are feet in thickness; even if someone had all weekend to work on it they couldn’t break in unless they knew the combination. I also think there are sensor alarms on the inside that would have been armed even if the doors were unlocked.
    The idea of someone just jumping over the counter and gathering up money is just a stupid remark

    1. chris says:

      Completely agree!!! The sad thing is that there are idiots who will believe that ridiculous line.

    2. brad says:

      Exactly. Maybe the thieves would have made off with a few paper clips, pencils and trash bins.

    3. Abortdemocrats says:

      You are correct, and it is perfectly okay to leave a business unlocked. Duh? Why do they even bother with safes and locks, anyway?

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  5. Mic says:

    I’d be suspicious that Anonymous unlocked the door after the MOD went home. Usually they leave some sort of a digital note that they were there though.

  6. Chris says:

    Anyone who has ever worked at a bank or knows anything about the banking institution knows that all money is kept in the safe. Unless that had some serious C4 then they were walking out with nothin! And if they had C4 then I dont think a glass door would have stopped them either. Wow, anything for a story. how did this make it on Drudge? Seriously drudge? Running low on stories are we?

  7. Chris says:

    This is part of Obama’s new “open door” policy! lol

  8. Robert Korn says:

    I’m not sure what people are so upset about. Are they afraid someone might steal the pens from the end of the chains? Most of them don’t work anyways…

  9. patirotgirl1 says:

    Who cares? This is the branch I used to pay my mortgage at. I complained about all the signs in Spanish and not English. I wouldn’t put my money in this bank-EVER! If you have a credit union, put it there! They always kiss my a** when I walk in. Can you help me? YEAH, YOU CAN. STOP RIPPING ME OFF!

    1. Whitey says:

      LOL u aint never lied, that’s all that work there is spanish or indian. I will never ever bank there. WF is going down. The Government is getting ready to take over all banks eventually. TOO MANY STUPID PEOPLE out here.

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        You mean like yourself? lol

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  10. Sheena Foley says:

    LOL Really? All of the money that is in the bank is insured by the FDIC so even if all the money was stolen it wouldn’t harm the Wells Fargo customers.

    1. Mic says:

      hahahahaha!!!! The FDIC was recently left holding many trillions in debt by Bank of America. Do you think they can bailout ANYONE?? In 2008, I worked for a bank that went bankrupt. If there hadn’t been a buyer, the FDIC would have had to cough up 9 billion. At that time the FDIC had ONLY 25 billion in reserve – chicken feed compared to BofA.
      When the day comes that there is no buyer, the FDIC ***WILL*** DEFAULT on their “insurance” and the public will KNOW that the FDIC is a joke.

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