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Sinkhole Turns Out to be Secret Underground Tunnel to Bank

screenshot of the entrance of a tunnel heading towards a Chase bank in Florida in an apparent attempt at a bank heist
A sinkhole in Florida turned out to be a tunnel heading towards a bank. (Screenshot via YouTube)

A sinkhole in Florida turned out to be an elaborate tunnel heading towards a Chase bank in Florida.

Public works employees in Florida may have inadvertently thwarted an elaborate bank heist when a sinkhole they were called to investigate turned out to be an underground tunnel leading to a Chase bank.

According to CNN, Pembroke Pines public works employees responded to a report of a possible sinkhole Tuesday night near a Chase bank but instead discovered the sinkhole was actually a tunnel about 50 yards long, with a power cord, boots, ladder, wagon, digging tools and small generator at the foot.

“It’s approximately 2-foot, maybe 3-foot in diameter. It’s very small, it’s very claustrophobic,” FBI Miami Special Agent Michael D. Leverock told reporters.

Although the tunnel didn’t yet breach the bank, the FBI is reportedly investigating the discovery as an attempted burglary.

“They’re heading towards the ATM. I don’t think they were doing that for any other reason,” Leverock said.

The tunnel’s entrance is in a wooded area across the street from the bank which is in a shopping complex. The tunnel’s entrance was covered by a wooden pallet, according to local Florida news.

Police used a remote control rover to enter the tunnel and follow it as it lead across the road toward the bank’s drive-up window.

No money was ever stolen from the bank and so far the FBI has no leads on who was digging the tunnel.

“We did not find a body in the hole,” the FBI said. “We don’t know who is behind this at this time. They could have been here a week ago, last night. We don’t know at this time.”

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Lauren von Bernuth

Lauren is one of the co-founders of Citizen Truth. She graduated with a degree in Political Economy from Tulane University. She spent the following years backpacking around the world and starting a green business in the health and wellness industry. She found her way back to politics and discovered a passion for journalism dedicated to finding the truth.

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  1. Barbara Sarmento January 31, 2019

    Nice story but doesn’t seem to me to fit the rest. thank you for co founding this organization. At least I can tell you how very much I enjoy it! Sorry not to be able to give money too!!!!!!!

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    1. Lauren von Bernuth January 31, 2019

      Hi Barbara!! Thanks so much for commenting and letting me know how much you enjoy our site! Your words of support mean more than any dollar contribution could mean, so thank you again!!! And I know what you mean about it not fitting the rest of the stories on our site, I almost didn’t write it up because of that but it was so unusual and interesting… we’ve done a few stories that are kind of oddity pieces recently so I think we are starting a new section for some of those lighter but intriguing pieces. Sometimes it’s nice to have not so heavy news!!!! If there are any more serious issues we aren’t covering that you would like us to cover, please let me know. We’ve been meaning to try and do a survey to make sure we are covering the issues you guys want covered!

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