- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police are searching for a man they say unsuccessfully tried to rob a Bronx money transfer store by using a fake bomb.

Police say Wednesday the man put a dummy explosive device on the counter of an International Money Transfer in the Wakefield neighborhood of the Bronx Tuesday night.

That’s when they say the unidentified robber told the clerk he had three minutes to hand over cash before fleeing the scene.

They say no money was taken.

Surveillance footage shows the man entering the store wearing a black, hooded jacket.

The store’s phone number was busy Wednesday evening.

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