Robber Targeting Store Claims He Has a Bomb: Cops

Police say it happened Thursday shortly before midnight at the Giant Food Store in Whitpain Township.

By David Chang
|  Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012  |  Updated 5:19 PM EDT
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Police say they are searching for a man they say demanded cash at a Giant grocery store in Blue Bell, Montgomery County. NBC10's Marisa Brahney spoke to employees who say the robber said he had a bomb.

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Police say they are searching for a man they say demanded cash at a Giant grocery store in Blue Bell, Montgomery County. NBC10's Marisa Brahney spoke to employees who say the robber said he had a bomb.

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Robber Tells Giant Employee He Has a Bomb

The alleged robbery happened at the Giant supermarket in Whitpain Twp. on Tuesday night.
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Police are on the hunt for a robber who they say told an employee he was armed with a bomb.

Police say it happened Tuesday shortly before midnight at the Giant Food Store in Whitpain Township. A man entered the store and demanded money from the register from an employee, according to investigators. The man then allegedly told the employee he was holding a bomb. Police say he then displayed a device.

Police say the employee opened the register and the man took an unknown amount of money before fleeing the store on foot. Investigators say they later found a device connected to the incident at the store. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad responded to the scene and determined the device was not explosive.

Police describe the suspect as a white male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. If you have any information on this incident, please call the Whitpain Police Department at 610-279-9033.
 

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