CLEARWATER — Police were searching Wednesday for a man they said tried to rob a bank while holding a bucket.
About 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, the man entered the First United Bank at 1465 S Fort Harrison Ave. He said he had a bomb and that a second person across the street had a detonator, Clearwater police said.
The robber placed an undisclosed amount of cash in the bucket and left the bank in an older model forest green SUV or minivan. The vehicle may be missing a left front hubcap, police said.
The man is about 40 years old, 5-foot-10 inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds, police said. He was last seen wearing sunglasses, an industrial face mask, a gray hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call Clearwater police at (727)562-4242.