Detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying an alleged serial bank robber. The individual is being described by police as a heavy white male, about 6’1’’, in his 40s or 50s, with a goatee.
On April 3, at around noon, a man fitting this description robbed a Fifth Third Bank in Seminole.
Photo courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
The surveillance footage has been posted to the PCSO’s Facebook page. It shows the man wearing white shoes, cargo shorts, a long-sleeve black button-up shirt, a black hat with an unknown logo and dark sunglasses. He brandishes a silver handgun while taking money from a male teller. The entire ordeal lasted less than 60 seconds. No one was hurt.
Detectives believe the suspect may be linked to a string of bank robberies in the area, including four since December 19 in Pinellas County – two in Palm Harbor, one in Safety Harbor, and now Seminole. Police do not believe a recent bank robbery in South Pasadena is related.
Anyone with information pertinent to this investigation should contact Detective Jason Loftus, with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Robbery/Homicide Unit, at 727-582- 6200; or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.