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Man claiming to have bomb robs Puyallup bank

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Dec. 21, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
December 21, 2012 7:35 pm

A man claiming to have an explosive device robbed a Puyallup bank branch this evening, police said.

The man, who wore a ski mask, entered the Heritage Bank branch at 4627 S. Meridian St. about 5:10 p.m.

He told one of the two tellers on duty he had a bomb and demanded cash, police said.

He ran out of the branch after receiving an undisclosed amount of money then pedaled off on a bicycle, witnesses told police.

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies aided by a bomb-sniffing dog examined the device the robber left behind but found it was not an explosive.

No one was hurt.

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