three robbers do this in desperate act to obtain money
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- A bank teller was kidnapped early Friday from his home by robbers who strapped a suspected bomb to his chest and used him to steal money from a Bank of America branch near the University of Miami, according to the FBI.
The suspected explosive device was safely removed and the teller was brought out of the bank shortly before noon. The device remained in the bank at midday and authorities were working to detonate it, said. Lt. Janette Frevola of the Coral Gables Police Department.
Coral Gables police Chief Richard Naue said three men broke into the teller's home, holding him and his father hostage for several hours. Two of the men allegedly drove the teller to the bank, while the third remained with the man's father.
The alleged robbers never actually entered the bank. Naue said they sent the booby-trapped teller inside to retrieve an undisclosed amount of cash. The branch manager, who was the only other employee there before the bank opened, then called police.