Violent takeover robbery of Parkland bank

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PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say it's lucky no one was hurt in a takeover-style robbery of a bank in Parkland.

Three masked gunman pushed customers out of the way, jumped over the counter and yelled at tellers about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Wells Fargo branch.

KOMO-TV reports the robbers grabbed cash and fled in a stolen car that was abandoned a few blocks away where they apparently took off in a second car.

Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the robbers are obviously violent and someone could have been injured.

The FBI is investigating.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/