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Miami bank robber leaves suspicious boxes behind

Bomb squad called after masked man robs Chase branch on Southwest Eighth Street

This masked man robbed the Chase branch on Southwest Eighth Street in Miami.
This masked man robbed the Chase branch on Southwest Eighth Street in Miami.

MIAMI – A man who robbed a Miami bank left two suspicious boxes outside, causing a bomb scare Wednesday.

The robbery was reported shortly after 3 p.m. at a Chase branch on Southwest Eighth Street.

FBI spokesman Jim Marshall said the masked man entered the bank and demanded money from an employee. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and was taken into custody a short time later, Marshall said.

No injuries were reported.

Traffic on Southwest 19th Avenue was shut down from Southwest Eighth and Southwest Ninth streets while the bomb squad investigated.

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