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      Police: Robbery suspect claimed he had a bomb

      A Fall River man is accused robbing a gas station by claiming he had a bomb.

      Robert Chase, 50, was charged with armed robbery, making a false bomb threat and disturbing the peace.

      Police said Chase went to the Hess station at 614 Pleasant St. at about 5:17 p.m. Monday, told a clerk he had a bomb and demanded money. Chase was ordered held on $12,500 cash bail at his arraignment Tuesday.

      Police said Chase left a suspicious package, walked out with an undisclosed amount of money and got into a taxi. Officers arrested him at his home, where they seized evidence.

      The state police bomb squad responded to the gas station and determined that the package was not a threat.

      The gas station is less than a block from the police station.

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