WALDOBORO — Sharp-eyed employees of a Waldoboro bank prevented a robbery this week by spotting a suspicious man outside and quickly locking the bank’s doors so he couldn’t get inside.

A 41-year-old local man was arrested later and charged with attempted robbery.

Police say that at about noon on Wednesday, an employee at the Camden National Bank noticed a man walk out of the nearby woods wearing dark clothing, a ski mask and sunglasses, with his hood pulled up.

He ran toward the bank, but workers had already locked all the doors, so the man ran back into the woods.

No customers were inside at the time.

Workers called 911 and police launched an investigation that led to the arrest nearly 12 hours later of Carroll Demmons at his home.