Attempted robbery, bomb scare suspect still missing

(Source: Tucson Police Department)
(Source: Tucson Police Department)
(Source: Tucson Police Department)
(Source: Tucson Police Department)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Police continue the search for an attempted robbery suspect who claimed he had possession of a bomb at a midtown bank Tuesday.

Officers responded to the Wells Fargo bank inside a Fry's grocery store in the 2400 block of N. Swan Road just after 2:30 p.m.

The suspect had fled the scene by the time officers arrived. Upon further investigation, Robbery Unit Detectives determined the suspect grabbed food items and approached the Wells Fargo counter. He placed a paper bag on the counter, which he claimed had a bomb inside, and demanded money.

He apparently left the scene without any money and headed northbound on foot.

The object in the paper bag was later determined to be a simulated explosive device.

The suspect is described as African-American in his mid-thirties, between 5'10" and 6'1" tall. He is estimated to weight between 150 and 175 pounds. Police say he was wearing a dark blue long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and a fisherman's hat.

No one was reportedly injured in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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