Armed Man Holds Up Hialeah Gardens’ Bank

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An armed man held up the Hialeah Gardens' Mercantil Commercebank.  (Source: FBI)

An armed man held up the Hialeah Gardens’ Mercantil Commercebank. (Source: FBI)

HIALEAH GARDENS (CBS4) – Hialeah Gardens Senior High was temporarily placed on ‘lock down’ Wednesday morning after a gun-toting robber hit a nearby bank.

It happened just after 9:30 a.m. at the Mercantil Commercebank at 11701 West Okeechobee Road. The armed man, who was wearing a dark coat, dark glasses and ski hat, walked into the bank, brandished a gun and demanded to be taken to the vault.

After getting some cash, the armed man ran outside, got into a white or silver Toyota Scion and drove off.

There were no customers in the bank at the time of the robbery and no one was hurt.

If anyone has information as to the identity of this bank robber, they are urged to call the FBI at (305) 944-9101 or Crime Stoppers (305) 471-TIPS.

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