Bomb threat investigated at Daytona Beach bank

Bomb squad called to Fifth-Third Bank on Seabreeze Drive

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona Beach police have given the all-clear after a bomb threat was made at a bank.

Police said the threat was called in around 9:30 a.m. Monday to Fifth-Third Bank at 444 Seabreeze Drive.

According to police, the caller who made the threat told bank employees to wire $1,000 to London via Western Union. A second man then took the phone and gave directions on where to place the money, according to police.

The Raymond James building, which houses the bank, along with the FBI and law firms, was evacuated, and a bomb squad was called to investigate.  An all-clear was later issued and employees were allowed to return to work.

"They told us to evacuate the building and I thought here we go again," said Rose, who works in the building. "I had heard about Publix and then Winn Dixie."

There were two other similar cases over the weekend in Daytona Beach, but police said it's too early to tell if they're linked. The first forced shoppers out of the Winn Dixie on South Atlantic Avenue. Minutes later, someone called in and threatened the Publix at Bellair Plaza.

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