Underground tunnel leading to bank uncovered during sinkhole investigation

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Authorities in Florida who initially believed they were investigating a pothole discovered a tunnel leading to a bank with digging tools and a generator at the bottom.

Someone called police Wednesday morning to complain about the sinkhole near the entrance of a shopping plaza, according to WFOR-TV.

Police then discovered much more than a sinkhole.

The tunnel stretched about 50 feet deep under the road, leading to a drive-up ATM window of a Chase bank in Pembroke Pines, north of Miami, WLPG-TV reported.

The tunnel began in a wooded area near the bank, according to WSVN-TV. A wooden pallet covered the opening.

Police used a remote-controlled rover to follow the tunnel’s path.

One of the customers told the WSVN that the scene looked like something out of a movie.

Investigators found a pair of muddy boots, a homemade ladder and stool, digging tools and an small generator inside the tunnel.

The FBI is now involved in the investigation.

The bank remains open, but the drive-up area has been closed and cut off with caution tape.

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