Bank manager opens up being taken hostage

Bank manager and his mom open up about terrifying moment they were held hostage by a gang of robbers who strapped BOMBS to them in plot to steal millions of dollars Matt Yussmann and his mother Valerie sat down with Dateline for an interview that will air Friday on NBC at 9pm Pair will discuss the horrifying moment a group of robbers broke into their home and strapped bombs to them in an elaborate plot to rob the bank where he works  The men then showed him the explosives he would be wearing, and that would be placed under this mother's bed, if he did not comply When Yussman arrived at the branch, he called a fellow credit union official, who called police Officers found Yussman in a car outside the branch Police withheld many other details at that time, including whether the suspects made off with any money 

By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com

Published: 00:41 BST, 4 May 2019 | Updated: 00:41 BST, 4 May 2019

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A mother and son are opening about their terrifying ordeal when a group of robbers strapped bombs to the pair in an elaborate plot to rob the son's bank.

Matt Yussmann and his mother Valerie sat down with Dateline for an interview that will air Friday on NBC at 9pm, and recalled how the men quickly separated the pair after attacking them inside their Connecticut home.

Matt was then zipped and headphones were placed over his head so that the robbers could speak with him, saying that he would need to go the credit union where he worked and steal money.

Matt Yussmann opened up about terrifying moment he was held hostage by a gang of robbers who strapped a bomb to him in a plot to steal millions of dollars from the bank where he worked

Matt Yussmann opened up about terrifying moment he was held hostage by a gang of robbers who strapped a bomb to him in a plot to steal millions of dollars from the bank where he worked

Yussmann and his mother Valerie sat down with Dateline for an interview that will air Friday on NBC at 9pm, and recalled how the men quickly separated the pair after attacking them inside their Connecticut home

Yussmann and his mother Valerie sat down with Dateline for an interview that will air Friday on NBC at 9pm, and recalled how the men quickly separated the pair after attacking them inside their Connecticut home

'It was a very specific amount. We want $4.2 million in cash,' says Matt in a clip obtained by DailyMail.com.

'They knew where I work. What I did. That I had my mother in the house.'

The men then showed him the explosives he would be wearing, and that would be placed under this mother's bed, if he did not comply.

'They said, "Do you know what this is ?" And I said, "No",'says Matt.

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