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A bank robbery suspect claimed he had explosives when he was pulled over in a Chevrolet Corvette Monday, prompting the evacuation of businesses near Katella and Western avenues, but no dangerous materials were found in the car.

The Bank of the West branch at 11051 Beach Blvd. was robbed about 10:40 a.m. and, minutes later, deputies pulled over the suspect at Katella and Western avenues, according to sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock.

After being taken into custody, the suspect told the deputies there were explosives in the older model Corvette he was driving, Hallock said.

A bomb squad was sent to the area while deputies evacuated a 300-foot area around the car in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Katella and Western, Hallock said. A robot was sent to check the Corvette for explosives.

Sheriff’s officials said the search didn’t turn up any explosives, but cash was found inside the car.

Danny Ray Worrell, 62, of Stanton, is expected to be booked by the FBI and prosecuted by federal authorities, according to Hallock and FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

City News Service

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