Gardens man, 73, in jail after threatening to bomb Wells Fargo bank on Northlake Boulevard
Tired of receiving phone calls by a Wells Fargo collection agency, a Palm Beach Gardens man threatened to “blast out” one of its branches on Northlake Boulevard.
Gerasimos P. Kambitsis, 73, was arrested by Palm Beach Gardens Police on Wednesday and was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where he is being held without bail. He is facing a charge of providing a false report of a bomb.
Gardens police officers began working the case Wednesday at 8 p.m. after Kambitsis allegedly threatened to bomb the Wells Fargo Bank at 4480 Northlake Blvd. A K-9 officer’s dog searched the premises and could not find a bomb.
Once the branch was cleared of any threats, officers turned their attention to Kambitsis, who initially told officers that he “probably said something I shouldn’t have said,” according to the arrest report. Officers then listened in on the recorded conversation between Kambitsis and the representative of the Wells Fargo collection agency.