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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 7:59 am | Updated: 1:01 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

Three armed men robbed a Chandler credit union Monday morning in a "take down" style robbery less than an hour after the bank opened, police said.

Chandler police detective George Arias said the men, armed with pistols and shotguns or long rifles, entered the Arizona Central Credit Union at 1805 W. Chandler Blvd. at 9:42 a.m. and ordered eight customers to the ground. They made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

"It’s very apparent that they are very violent," Arias said of the robbers. "The manner that they did it was very effective."

Nobody was hurt and no shots were fired, Arias said.

Detectives searched the area Monday morning but did not locate any suspects. Witnesses said the men, described only as black and wearing dark clothing, left the bank in a dark colored Toyota Camry, which was later found by detectives, Arias said.

The bold robbery suggests the robbers were pros, Arias said.

"The way they took it down, the time of day, and the manner, could lead us to believe that they’ve done this before," Arias said.

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