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Two masked gunmen kidnapped a bank manager, strapped what they said was a bomb to her midsection and forced her to order employees to “take out all the money” from her Bank of America branch when it opened Wednesday, authorities said.

The bank robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, but no one was injured in the heist. A Los Angeles County sheriff’s bomb squad disabled the device, which investigators said resembled an explosive but was not.

No arrests have been made.

The bank manager was snatched in front of her home Wednesday morning, said sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker. She arrived at her workplace wearing a device the men had strapped to her stomach.

“She was told that it was explosives and she was ordered to go into the bank and take out all the money,” said Parker. “She did do that in fear for her life.”

Source: Officer.com/Associated Press

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