The criminal mind usually associates banks with holdups, not break-ins.

``They just aren't that common,' says Lt. Jim Hightower of the Greensboro Police Department, who can't remember the last time somebody tried to bust into a bank in Greensboro after hours.Before Wednesday, that is.

When employees of the 1st Home Federal branch at 7600 Thorndike Road arrived at work shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday, they discovered that a side window had been broken with a brick.

During the night, one or more persons had entered the savings and loan, rifled cash drawers and removed ceiling tiles, apparently hoping to drop into the vault.

Thwarted there, the suspect or suspects made off with $125 in quarters, police say, and left behind $2,500 in damages.

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