A man was swiftly caught and arrested after he reportedly held a finger under his shirt to give the impression that he was armed when he allegedly robbed a bank in Seminole.
On September 10, at a Chase bank branch in Seminole, Florida, it appeared to be business as usual.
Everything changed just before 1:30 PM when, according to reports, a man entered the building and walked up to one of the tellers.
When the woman tried to help him, the man allegedly motioned to the gun-like bulge underneath his shirt.
According to the authorities, after he instructed her to give him the money from inside her drawer the alleged bank robber also reportedly warned her against pressing any type of panic button she might have at her disposal.
The police noted that the teller “then provided [the man] with the money from her drawer, which consisted of $120.00 in U.S. currency.”
After he allegedly got his hands on the cash, the suspect reportedly fled from the bank before the authorities were able to make it to the address.
Deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office searched for the suspect and reported that they located a man they believed was the responsible party 11 minutes after he left the bank.
The suspect was identified, and he was listed on the police report as someone who is currently lacking permanent housing. The man was not found with any weapons, and it was noted that he was not believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. He may face charges of one count of felony robbery for the allegations. He is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a theft offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.