Brian Hamacher

Bomb Squad Responds After Robber Leaves Suspicious Package at Coral Gables Bank

A bomb squad responded after a robber left behind a suspicious package at a Coral Gables bank Friday, officials said.

The incident happened at the Marquis Bank at 355 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables Police said. There were no reported injuries, according to the FBI.

Police later said the suspicious package was an empty briefcase left behind by the robber, who fled the scene.

The FBI was taking over the investigation, police said.

"Marquis Bank is cooperating with Coral Gables police with its investigation of a robbery attempt this afternoon at the bank's Alhambra branch," the bank said in a statement. "The office will open as usual on Monday morning at 9 a.m."

Friday evening, FBI agents released a surveillance photo of the suspected robber. Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

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