Brazen Florida Bank Robbers Got $100K
Bomb strapped to teller was fake; manhunt goes on
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2010 9:53 AM CDT
Authorities surround a Bank of America in Coral Gables, Fla., on Friday.   (AP Photo/Edouard H.R. Gluck)
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(Newser) – Here's the weirdest part about that bizarre bank robbery in Florida yesterday straight out of a movie plot: It seems to have worked. Today, the robbers remain at large with more than $100,000, reports the Miami Herald. The "bomb" they strapped to a bank teller turned out to be fake, and the FBI says the teller himself was an innocent "victim."

The story so far: Three robbers broke into the teller's home about midnight and took him and his father hostage. In the morning, two brought the teller to the bank after strapping the fake bomb to him. "They sent him inside and stayed outside," said the police chief. "They said, 'We have a remote triggering device. We want you to get as much money as you possibly can and bring it out to us.'" Which is exactly what he did. The FBI questioned the teller for more than 8 hours before releasing him last night.

 

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