MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Bomb squad experts have determined that a fake bomb was left behind after a gunman wearing military-style clothing robbed a Southern California bank.
Riverside County sheriff's Cpl. Angel Ramos says the robbery occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at a Chase branch in Moreno Valley when two bank employees were arriving to work.
The man forced the employees inside the bank and demanded cash, stealing an undisclosed sum of money.
Ramos says the robber fled in an employee's vehicle that was later found nearby.
An object left behind on a coffee table resembled an explosive device, but experts determined it was not an explosive.
No arrests have been made and no injuries have been reported.
A simulated bomb was also used in an East Los Angeles bank robbery last week.