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.
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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.