Suspected bank robber, accomplice claim explosives in car
OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities have given the all clear after investigating a bank robbery and bomb threat all in the same incident.
Wednesday officials said a man asked about a loan at Bank of the West on N.W. Expressway near N. MacArthur Blvd.
The FBI said the man gave a note to the loan officer stating he was demanding $50,000 and had explosives in his car, specifically C4.
According to the FBI, the suspect show what appeared to be a bomb in a briefcase to the loan officer.
Authorities said the bank gave the man the money and he fled to a parking lot where a woman was waiting in a car.
The pair drove off but authorities caught up with them near N.W. 33rd St. and Ann Arbor Blvd. where they told officers they have an explosive device in their car.
The bomb squad investigated and said it turned out to be a hoax but they weren’t taking any chances.
The unidentified couple is now in custody.