Tampa Police Searching for Armed Bank Robber


Video surveillance footage of the suspect during the robbery is available on YouTube:  http://youtu.be/xWUYs-q729o

DATE/TIME:            September 4, 2014 at 2:32 p.m.  

LOCATION:             Florida Capital Bank, 4404 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:           Black male, between 5’8”-5’10”, last seen wearing: a red Jordan Bulls jacket, black hat, black bandana, purple/black shorts and armed with a handgun.               


Tampa Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed suspect who robbed a Florida Capital Bank on September 4, 2014.  Shortly after 2:30 p.m., the suspect walked into the bank with a gun.  While demanding money, he fired the gun into the ceiling and ordered the employees on the ground.  He approached a teller and yelled at the employee to give him money from the cash drawer.  The teller was unable to open the drawer, forcing the suspect to leave the business without any money.  The suspect fled the area undetected and detectives are still working to identify and locate him at this time.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information about this armed robbery is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS(8477) or text "CSTB plus your tip" to 274637 (CRIMES).  Anonymous tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash.

Janelle McGregor

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