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Backpack-toting gunman robs BB&T bank branch in Fort Lauderdale

FBI says robber got away with undisclosed amount of money

The FBI says this man robbed a BB&T bank branch on North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The FBI is searching for a man who robbed a Fort Lauderdale bank Wednesday morning.

FBI spokesman Jim Marshall said the robbery occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at the BB&T branch on North Federal Highway.

Marshall said the man entered the bank, flashed a gun and demanded money from an employee.

The robber, who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a backpack, got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the FBI's South Florida office at 754-703-2000.


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