Man robs bank with fake bomb

NORWALK – Detectives are searching for the man who robbed a Norwalk bank Monday morning using a phony bomb. According to authorities, the suspect walked into the Union Bank on the 122200 block of Norwalk Boulevard at 10:26 a.m. and placed a phony bomb on the bank teller’s counter.

The man then handed the teller a note which demanded money.

The bank teller “followed the instructions on the note” and the man left, leaving the hoax device behind.

Sheriff’s deputies called in the bomb squad, which used a robot to neutralize the phony bomb.

The suspect was described only as a man wearing a plaid shirt and gray hooded sweatshirt. No vehicle was seen.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (562) 946-7008.



Published: July 3, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 12