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Two men try to rob St. Petersburg bank at gunpoint, police say

ST. PETERSBURG — Two men tried to rob a bank at gunpoint Tuesday morning, according to St. Petersburg police.

Police said two men wearing clothing over their faces and heads and carrying handguns entered First Community Bank at 6180 Central Ave at 10:55 a.m. But the men apparently left the bank empty-handed, police said.

A suspect ordered bank employees into the vault, police said, but the workers told them that they couldn't access any money from there. So the robbers fled.

Bank employees reported the robbery three minutes later. Police are still searching for the two men.

Police ask anyone with information to call (727) 893-7780. Anonymous tipsters can call (727) 892-5000 or text police at (727) 420-8911.

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Two men try to rob St. Petersburg bank at gunpoint, police say 11/16/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 5:40pm]

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