A bandit claiming to have a bomb robbed a Giant supermarket in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, late last night.

Whitpain Township police said that the robber entered the store on Dekalb Pike in the Blue Bell section just before midnight Wednesday and approached an employee working one of the registers.

The suspect told the worker he had a concealed bomb. He then produced a device. The cashier gave him money from the register. The robber fled.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department bomb squad responded and found a device outside the store. However, the squad determined the device was not explosive.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, jeans and white sneakers. No age range was given.

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