Police in Miami and the FBI are investigating a mysterious tunnel found under a road, which had previously been thought to be a sinkhole.
The tunnel in suburban Pembroke Pines led under the road towards a Chase Bank branch, around 150 feet away.
FBI spokesman Mike Leverock said officials were notified on January 29 after a motorist reported what looked like a sinkhole in the street.
“I saw something like this in the movies, however this hole is so small, it’s unique.”
Investigators found an entrance hole to the tunnel in a nearby wooded area that contained a small electric generator and some electrical cords.
Here’s a look at the underground tunnel leading up to a Florida bank – discovered when police responded to a possible sinkhole. The FBI says it’s about 50 yards long and just 2-4 feet wide. The attempted bank burglary on @ABCWorldNews pic.twitter.com/34i17BKYru
— Victor Oquendo (@VictorOquendo) January 30, 2019
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— Vert (@Leverticus) January 31, 2019
Returning to the spot.
Damnnnnnnnnn!! They found it!
Act normal, they know nothing. pic.twitter.com/ivXxXzrQjO
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A police dog determined there were no bodies inside the tunnel.
An elaborate apparent bank heist has been foiled when a repair crew tending to a sinkhole discovered it was actually an underground tunnel leading to a Chase bank branch in Florida, the FBI says. https://t.co/FmugYwncya pic.twitter.com/pN1lwX1Wvj
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 30, 2019
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Officials said it wasn’t immediately clear how long the tunnel had been there.
The FBI is investigating a tunnel in Florida that may have been built to rob a bank.
Utility workers found the tunnel while checking a reported sinkhole and noticed a power cord running through it. Police followed the cord and found an entrance nearby in the woods. pic.twitter.com/DIuMXwddX4
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 31, 2019
A wild story out of Florida – what officials thought was a sinkhole turned out to be a small, man-made tunnel heading straight for a bank! pic.twitter.com/uNscWphRLC
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 31, 2019
There have been no reported robberies at the nearby bank, and no arrests have been made.
Attempted bank burglary. 50 yard tunnel leads to Chase Bank branch at 390 S. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL. Call FBI with information 754.703.2000. pic.twitter.com/nK0rZi8QTO
— FBI Miami (@FBIMiamiFL) January 30, 2019
Public works employees in Florida were responding to reports of a possible sinkhole when they stumbled upon a “very small, very claustrophobic” tunnel leading to a Chase bank, according to the FBI https://t.co/e95JEcmDEO pic.twitter.com/tyZ0H23QBI
— CNN (@CNN) January 31, 2019