Police Charge Suspect with 3 Bank Robberies Just Hours after He Commits 3rd Offense

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Date: 10/17/13, 10:09 AM

LOCATION: C1 Bank, 110 Boulevard S. Tampa, FL

SUSPECT: B/M Frederick D Williams, DOB 2-7-71, B/M, 3008 E. Cayuga Street, Tampa, FL

CHARGES: 3 Counts of Armed Robbery, 1 Count Felon in Possession of a Firearm

DETAILS: Tampa Police have arrested a suspect who robbed three Tampa banks in the last six weeks. Yesterday, 10/17/13 at 10:09 a.m., the suspect walked into the C1 Bank and presented a teller a note demanding money. Within minutes, officers determined that the suspect had just checked out of the University Inn directly behind the bank. The suspect then took a cab to the Brandon Mall. Officers responded to the Brandon Mall where they spotted the suspect exiting the mall with his purchases. The armed suspect was immediately taken into custody. Witnesses identified the suspect as the bank robber and he admitted to all three robberies. The first took place on 8/31/13 at Regions Bank on South Dale Mabry Highway. The second one was two weeks later at Chase Bank on North Dale Mabry Highway. The suspect was transported to the Hillsborough County Jail and charged with three counts of Armed Robbery and one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Laura McElroy, TPD PIO