Caller Tries To Rob Bank Over The Phone

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State police are investigating an incident at the U.S. Bank on Chestnut Street in Berea.

Police tell 27NEWSFIRST a man with a foreign accent called the bank several times at around nine Friday morning.

Employees say he asked for several money grams to be sent to a location in Portugal. He also reportedly asked for a bag of money to be placed outside the bank.

The caller reportedly said the first uniformed officer that showed up at the bank would be blown up.

Bank employees did put the money in a bag outside the bank and then left the building. Police say no one ever came to pick up that cash.

Police searched the bank for much of the morning, looking for anything suspicious, but they did not find anything out of the ordinary.

This incident is similar to scams that have been going on at banks and stores across the country. Police think the Berea call is part of this larger international scam which has been successful in some places.

We'll have much more on this unusual robbery attempt, coming up on 27 NEWSFIRST at 5:00.

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  • by Jerry Location: lex on Sep 18, 2007 at 06:35 AM
    At least they got a real person calling that wanted money. I normally get a recording from a politician wanting money or some charity.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Sep 17, 2007 at 06:49 PM
    Jeremy in Richmond: Since you are holding us all up, please tell us where to leave the money :)
  • by Mom Location: KY on Sep 17, 2007 at 02:51 PM
    Well Jay, if I had written (edited), it would have been deleted anyway!!!Ha ha!!
  • by Jay Location: Central on Sep 17, 2007 at 08:44 AM
    Mom- quit writing *** words on the internet. I'm going to tell dad!
  • by Mom Location: KY on Sep 14, 2007 at 08:45 PM
    We all know the term "deadbeat" refers to people who won't work. It's pretty bad when they won't even get off their *** to rob the bank!!
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Sep 14, 2007 at 06:00 PM
    Only in Hooterville!
  • by steve r Location: mt vernon on Sep 14, 2007 at 05:58 PM
    I heard that!
  • by HARRISON Location: KY. on Sep 14, 2007 at 01:38 PM
  • by Jeremy Location: Richmond on Sep 14, 2007 at 01:11 PM
    Hello? Anybody there? Oh hi, yeah this is a hold up I need all of your money! Get Out, that never worked!
  • by Craig Location: Augusta, KY on Sep 14, 2007 at 10:48 AM
    The exact same incident occurred in Augusta, KY at a U.S. Bank branch at 9:00 this morning, as well.
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