Bank robber leaves device on counter, flees with cash

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police officers are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at a Chase branch near 16th Street and Camelback Road Friday morning.

Police describe suspect, robbery

Detective Cindy Scott said the suspect gave a teller a note demanding a quantity of money and then lifted up his shirt and displayed a handgun. The teller complied with his demand.

The suspect then put a bag containing a device on the counter and left the bank.

The bank was evacuated and a bomb squad was called in to investigate the device. It was found to be non-explosive.

Scott said there were several employees and a few customers inside the bank at the time of the robbery, but no one was injured.

The suspect is a white male in his 50s with a "scruffy" face.

Scott said detectives have not determined if this bank robbery is connected to any others.