Bank Employee Kidnapped, Bomb Strapped Around Her Neck

Muhammad Lila investigates a daring attempted bank robbery.
1:48 | 12/30/12

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story that starts with a bank teller abducted from her own home in phoenix friday night and a suspected bomb strapped around her neck. The fbi is now on this case and abc's muhammad lila has more. Reporter: It's a quiet strip mall now the scene of an fbi investigation. The horrifyi iing ordeal started friday. The victim who works at the bank of america branch was at home when an intruder stormed in sometime after 6:00 p.M. Fbi investigators say she spent the entire night held hostage in her own home. The next morning at around 8:00 the suspect drives her to the bank and straps what he says is a bomb to her neck. Luckily when other employees show up about an hour later, they called police. By then a suspect is long gone without any of the money. Police moving quickly and discover the bomb is a fake. Traumatic night to be held against your will to be used as a pawn in a bank robbery. Reporter: Do people think they can get away with crimes like this? They know it's a risk but they feel like it's worth it for the payoff. That's how bad guys think. Reporter: Always outrageous as it was this isn't the first time someone has strapped a bomb on a hostage to get money. Just last year 18-year-old madeleine pulver was alone in the family's multimillion dollar australia home when a masked intruder burst in and stopped a bomb-like device to her neck leaving a letter behind asking for money. Bravely she called the cops and after ten excruciating hours the bomb squad defused the device only to learn later it was a fake. As for the suspect in phoenix, fbi investigators are now combing the victim's home for clues. The victim is now recovering with police hot on the suspect's trail. If you had to guess how long do you think it's going to take before police catch -- I'd be willing to bet by next week we'll know something. Reporter: For "good morning america," I'm muhammad lila, abc news, washington.

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