Bank robber claimed golf balls were bombs - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Bank robber claimed golf balls were bombs

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's office is searching for a suspect after the Inland Northwest Bank near Hawthorne and Nevada was robbed Tuesday morning.

The suspect walked into the bank around 11:45 and took a pistol out of the front pocket of the hooded sweatshirt  he was wearing.

According the sheriff's office, he then herded all the employees to one end of a counter where he tied them up with duct tape.

Afterward, he had them lay on top of golf balls, telling them that they were pressure-sensitive explosives that would detonate if they got up.

He was able to get away with an unknown amount of money.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5'8" and 180 pounds. The sweatshirt is purple and gold.

He was also described as wearing a yellow wig and a fake brown mustache.

A white cargo van was spotted in the bank parking lot at the time of the robbery, but deputies believe he fled on foot and possibly to a different vehicle and say the van is not connected to the robbery.

No one was injured.

KHQ is working to gather more information. Stay with KHQ.com for more.

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