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Bomb squad responds to bank robbery

From staff reports
Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 04:47 PM
ZEPHYRHILLS -

A bank robbery prompted a call to a bomb squad Wednesday morning because the robber left behind a bag he claimed contained an explosive device, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's office evacuated the Sunshine State Federal Savings & Loan at 36450 Eiland Blvd., and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office bomb squad was called to the scene.

The bomb squad determined there was no explosive in the bag.

The bank was robbed at about 10 a.m., when a man walked in and threatened a clerk by holding up the bag he said contained an explosive, the Pasco sheriff's office reported.

The man left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber was described as a Hispanic man about 40 to 45 years old and about 5 feet, 6 inches tall. He had dark hair and a medium build and wore a dark shirt, jeans and a black hat, the sheriff's office reported.

The robber was last seen heading west on foot.

Anyone with information about him is asked to call the Pasco sheriff's office at (727) 844-7711.

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