Suspect on the run after leaving fake bomb at metro grocery store

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Police say a suspect is still on the run after leaving a fake bomb at a metro grocery store.

Police responded to Supermercado El Rodeo near SW 59th and S Blackwelder Saturday afternoon.

"A gentleman had entered the store, placed what appeared to be an explosive device on the counter and demanded money," said Lt. Sky Kays with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

The suspect took off from the store in a getaway car with $400.

Police were then called to the scene.

"The device was approximately, four to six inches tall, duct-taped, had an electronic device on top of it duct-taped down," said Lt. Kays. "Based upon the size, the characteristics and the way it was put together, it appeared to be some type of explosive device."

The SWAT team responded to the scene, along with the Bomb Squad.

"Our bomb techs suited up, checked the device, X-rayed it, were able to determine that it was not actually an explosive," Lt. Kays told News 4.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

Police say the robbery suspect is still on the run.

The incident is still under investigation.

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