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Bomb threats called into five CVS stores in Boston

Police responded to bomb threats called into five CVS stores in Boston today, Boston police said.

A man called the stores at 587 Boylston St., 231 Massachusetts Ave., 400 Tremont St., 191 Cambridge St., and 155 Charles St., threatening to detonate bombs that were planted inside unless money was transferred, Boston police said in a statement posted on their website.

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No devices or suspects have been located, according to police.

Over the past few weeks, bomb threats have been called into several other CVS stores across the country in a series of attempts to obtain money from prepaid credit cards or wire transfers, according to CVS spokesman Michael D’Angelis.

“When we receive a call of this nature, we immediately contact local police to alert them of the threat and [tell them] that it is similar to multiple calls we’ve received throughout the country. Stores may be temporarily evacuated out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our customers and employees,” D’Angelis said.

“We are cooperating with federal and local law enforcement in their investigation these incidents,” he said.

Boston police said a man also called in a bomb threat to a CVS pharmacy in Boston on Aug. 26.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at Haven.egresitz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @HavenTaylor.
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