Man Brings Suspicious Package Into Bank

6:39 PM, Nov 18, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Police made an arrest, reopened the road and cleared the scene of a bank robbery where the suspect left a suspicious package behind Saturday.

An officer arrested Tanner Taurell McNeil, 29, shortly after the 11 a.m. robbery at the Bank of America on Muirs Chapel Road.

The bank's manager told police McNeil walked into the bank and placed a suspicious package on his desk. Police say the suspect threatened to detonate it if tellers didn't cooperate.

After several minutes inside the bank, the suspect left. There is no word on whether he took any money.

As McNeil was leaving, an officer spotted him. The suspect led the officer on a short foot chase before he was arrested.

The department's bomb squad responded later and dissected the package, which turned out to be a cardboard box containing some sort of liquid, but no detonation device, according to police.

Police blocked off Muirs Chapel Road between West Market Street and Mercury Drive during the investigation. Officers also evacuated businesses and homes in the area. The road reopened around 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

There were four employees in the bank at the time, including the manager. No one was injured in the robbery.

McNeil was charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Bomb by Hoax.

Police are still investigating this robbery.

Anyone with information should call Greensboro police at 336-373-1000


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