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Police: Man accused of attempting to rob McAllen bank charged with aggravated robbery

9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, February 01 2022 Feb 1, 2022 February 01, 2022 11:37 AM February 01, 2022 in News

A man accused of attempting to rob a bank in McAllen on Monday has been charged.

Orlando Jose Ornellas was charged with aggravated robbery and possession of a controlled substance, according to McAllen police spokesperson Olivia Lopez. 

A judge on Tuesday morning set bond at $110,000 for both charges. 

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A witness told police Monday afternoon that Ornellas claimed to have a bomb and demanded money at the Chase Bank located along North 10th St.

Police say they tracked Ornellas down and arrested him, adding that they did not find a bomb or explosive device.

Police say no injuries were reported.

Ornellas was booked into Hidalgo County jail on Tuesday, online records show. 

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