Man arrested in Warr Acres bank robbery, bomb scare

Denzell Arion Ross, 30, was arrested Wednesday after FBI and Oklahoma City bomb technicians deemed the device in his briefcase was not explosive. He is accused of robbing Bank of the West, 5757 Northwest Expressway in Warr Acres, the FBI reported.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 20, 2013
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A man accused of robbing a bank and saying he had an explosive device was arrested Wednesday morning, the FBI reported.

Denzell Arion Ross, 30, was arrested on a federal bank robbery complaint. He is accused of robbing the Bank of the West, 5757 Northwest Expressway in Warr Acres, about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday.

A robber entered the bank lobby, carrying a briefcase, and told a teller he wanted to apply for a loan. When he was inside a bank office, he gave a bank employee a note demanding $50,000 and claiming to have the explosive C-4 in his briefcase, the FBI reported.

The robber showed the bank employee a device wrapped in duct tape with a cellphone attached. The employee put an undisclosed amount of money in the briefcase.

The robber walked out of the building, got into a silver four-door sedan and departed. Warr Acres police stopped the vehicle in the area of Ann Arbor and NW 33 in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City police bomb squad and FBI bomb technicians determined the device in the briefcase was safe and that the explosive was a hoax, the FBI reported.


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