Woman forced inside SunTrust branch during bank robbery

1 person being questioned by FBI

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – The FBI is investigating after an employee opening a bank in Pompano Beach was forced inside during a robbery.

The incident was reported at a SunTrust branch at Atlantic Boulevard and Northeast 14th Avenue, just east of Interstate 95.

FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock said the robber, who was armed with a gun and wearing a hooded sweater, approached the woman as she was opening up the bank and demanded money.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The woman was not injured.

Bank customers told Local 10 News that this is the second time in the past several months the bank was robbed.


"I'm kind of shocked myself," one customer, Diane Williams, said. "She opens up alone apparently. I hope she's not hurt."

The employee's husband said his wife wasn't harmed, but is shaken up.

Atlantic Boulevard was shut down for some time after the incident, causing some heavy delays during the morning rush hour.

The FBI said one person is in custody and is being interviewed. No arrests have been made.

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