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A sinkhole turned out to be an underground tunnel to a Florida bank

They come to fix a pothole in a Florida street and discover a tunnel that leads to a bank

A sinkhole turned out to be an underground tunnel to a Florida bank

It could have been a movie robbery, but it was left in a frustrated attempt thanks to a driver who complained to the authorities about a bump in the road. When the public works employees came to fix it, they realized that this was not a simple blip.

It happened on Tuesday in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The Department of Public Works thought it was going to block a tunnel in a two-way street, but it found a 46-meter tunnel that led to a branch of Chase Bank. Officials decided to call the police and now the FBI is treating the case as an attempt to rob a bank.

A sinkhole turned out to be an underground tunnel to a Florida bank

The agents who inspected the tunnel followed a cable and found the entrance hole in a wooded area, covered with a wooden pallet. In the same place there were work boots, an electricity generator, a winch, a small wheelbarrow and digging tools.

A sinkhole turned out to be an underground tunnel to a Florida bank

It is believed that someone had excavated the passage with a pick, extracting the debris with the wheelbarrow, in order to steal the bank. The strange thing is that the tunnel, between 70 and 90 centimeters in diameter, was too small to cross with comfort and did not drive to the inside of the bank branch but to an ATM on the outside.

The bank has never suffered any theft, but the FBI has asked citizens to report any suspicion. Everything indicates that the plan of the thieves was frustrated in time after they spent months working underground, but we have the intrigue of what they intended to do when the time came with the small tunnel that faced a cashier.

A sinkhole turned out to be an underground tunnel to a Florida bank

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