Bank robber threatens to blow up bank

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – German American Bank on Campbell Lane and the area surrounding the bank was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a robber left a box inside and threatened to blow up the building.

The robber was described by witnesses as a middle Eastern man, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with short dark hair. He was wearing a blue surgical mask, tan hat, gray long-sleeve shirt and blue rubber gloves, Bowling Green Police Officer Amber Kae Bowman said.

The man demanded the teller to give him money and said if the teller didn’t “they would blow it up,” Bowman said.

Police and fire personnel cordoned off the area.

By 6:57 p.m. people who appeared to be bomb technicians were leaving the bank.

An FBI Bomb Detection Team determined the device was a decoy, Bowman said.