Sumter County sheriff’s deputies responded Monday morning to a report of an explosive device inside a large office building off County Road 466.
Deputies quickly blocked the driveway leading into the Cebert Wealth Management Building at 11714 NE 62nd Terrace, across from the Laurel Manor Recreation Center and next to the Hampton Inn & Suites. They also evacuated all of the offices, many of which contained employees of the financial advisory business and real estate agents from other companies.
The threat was determined to have come from a Robocall-type system and was believed to have plagued other businesses as well. After checking the building and verifying there was no real threat, the employees of the various businesses were allowed to return to work a short time later.
The Cebert Wealth Management Building also was in the news in April when a teen driver’s vehicle jumped the curb and crashed through a concrete pillar at the office plaza.