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FBI investigates robberies at Broward County Bank United branches

Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale branches robbed about an hour apart

The FBI is investigating robberies at a Bank United branch in Deerfield Beach (left) and in Fort Lauderdale.
The FBI is investigating robberies at a Bank United branch in Deerfield Beach (left) and in Fort Lauderdale.

WESTON, Fla. – The FBI is investigating two Broward County bank robberies about an hour apart Thursday afternoon.

FBI spokesman Jim Marshall said the first robbery was reported at 1:41 p.m. at a Bank United branch on West Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach. He said the second robbery was reported about an hour later at another Bank United branch on the Southeast 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale.

In both robberies, a man demanded money from a bank employee and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Customers were inside both banks during the robberies, but no injuries were reported.

The man who robbed the Deerfield Beach branch wore dark sunglasses and a white long-sleeved shirt. The man who robbed the Fort Lauderdale bank was dressed in all black and wore a hat and sunglasses.

Marshall didn't say whether the FBI believes that the robberies are connected.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the FBI office in South Florida at 754-703-2000.


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