Bank Robbery Suspect Claimed to Have Bomb

By Lauren Steussy
|  Monday, Dec 17, 2012  |  Updated 8:14 PM PDT
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Bank Robbery Suspect Claimed to Have Bomb

The suspect robbed the Navy Federal Credit Union in the 500 block of Saturn Boulevard in the South Bay area of San Diego at about 4 p.m. Monday, according to the San Diego Police Department.

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A bank robbery suspect who claimed to be armed with a gun and bomb has fled on foot in Egger Highlands, police said. 

The suspect robbed the Navy Federal Credit Union in the 500 block of Saturn Boulevard in the South Bay area of San Diego at about 4 p.m. Monday, according to the San Diego Police Department.

The cash stolen from the bank had a tracking device in it, which police used to follow the suspect. By 5:30 p.m., police announced they had arrested a suspect in Imperial Beach. 

The suspect is a man in his 30s about 5'9'' tall. He said he had a gun as he was robbing the bank, but a gun was not visible. He also claimed to have a bomb, but that was not seen either.

Police cannot yet say what was taken from the bank. 

There were no injuries. 

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