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FBI seeks man believed tied to attempted robbery

PHOENIX -- Authorities are looking for a man believed to be tied to an attempted robbery of a Phoenix bank in which a bank employee had a device put on her neck that looked like a bomb but turned out not to be an explosive.

FBI spokesman Manuel Johnson says the man is a ``person of interest'' in Saturday's attempted robbery at a Bank of America branch, but he declined to explain the man's connection to the crime.

The employee was taken hostage at her home Friday night and brought to the bank the next morning by a suspect.

The suspect waited outside while the employee went inside, but eventually drove away.

The bank is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to convictions.

No arrests have been made.

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