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Attempted thief uses fake explosive device to scare victim in the Bronx: police

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BRONX (PIX11) -- A thief used a fake explosive device to scare his victim into giving him cash, police said.

The man walked into International Money Transfer at 4264 White Plains Road in the Bronx Tuesday around 7:35 p.m. He displayed the dummy explosive device and placed it on the counter, police said.

Police say this man used a fake explosive during a robbery attempt in Brooklyn. (NYPD)

Police say this man used a fake explosive during a robbery attempt in Brooklyn. (NYPD)

He then told the clerk at the store he had three minutes to give him money, but made away with nothing. The suspect -- described as 5-foot-7-inches and 140 pounds -- fled the scene empty handed.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.