BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – An 18-year-old high school student accused of robbing a South Florida bank and claiming that he had a bomb in his backpack has been taken into custody.
Austin Puppo was arrested Sunday night on charges of armed robbery and false report concerning planting a bomb or explosive.
Boynton Beach police said Puppo robbed a Wells Fargo branch Saturday morning on Boynton Beach Boulevard.
According to a police report, Puppo is a student at Boynton Beach Community High School.
Police said Puppo handed the teller a note claiming that he had a bomb in his backpack. Police said Puppo fled on a bicycle, pedaling away with $1,447 in cash.