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Robbery Attempted at NationsBank in Raleigh

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RALEIGH — Raleigh police are searching for a bankrobber who told a teller he had a bomb. His threat led to the evacuationof the NationsBank building on Raleigh's downtown Fayetteville Street Mall.

At least one square block was cordoned off by investigators afteremployees and customers were told to leave by stairways. Police toldemployees of the building that there had been a bomb threat, not that arobbery was in progress.

The evacuation was ordered at about 11 a.m. Tuesday. By 12:30 p.m.those who work in other businesses in the building had been allowed to goback in, but NationsBank workers were still prevented from entering.Investigators were still inside the bank at that time.

Police now say there was no bomb, and it is still not clear whether thesuspect got away with any money.

Police say surveillance video and clues found in an abandoned bag willhelp their investigation.

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