Police say teen robbed Syracuse bank using bomb threat

Syracuse Police say a 17-year-old girl held up a bank by threatening tellers with what she claimed was a bomb detonator.

Police say Cheyenne Brandon went into the Alliance Bank branch on James Street holding a device attached to a cord Wednesday morning.

Court records say she told the tellers she had a bomb and "was going to blow everyone up" unless they turned over their money. Two tellers gave her a total of $1,395.

Police Sgt. Tom Connellan says an officer saw Brandon running into a nearby park and caught her, recovering the money. There was no bomb.

Brandon is being held on a first-degree robbery charge. Court officials weren't available to say if she has a lawyer.

(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)