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An attempted bank robbery took place in Florida last week, with the suspect wearing a Sonic the Hedgehog mask.

According to the West Volusia Beacon, local law enforcement officers were dispatched to the Florida Credit Union in DeLand on February 2nd after they were informed that an armed robbery was in progress.

The suspect threatened a bank employee with a hammer and demanded money, but eventually gave up and ran away on foot – presumably as fast as Sonic himself, because he's still currently at large, despite DeLand PD, Volusia Sheriff’s Office and Air One participating in a search.

There was no damage to the property and no one was harmed, thankfully.

Florida Credit Union Assistant Vice President of Branch Operations Brian Leatherman later said:

Everybody is safe, nothing was taken, and local police are on it.

Anybody with any information relating to this case is urged to contact the DeLand Police Department.

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