Manatee deputies search for bank robber

12:45 PM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
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Bradenton, Florida -- Manatee County detectives are searching for a man who robbed a local bank this morning.

Authorities say the man walked into First Bank in the 1400 block of 53rd Avenue West around 9:20 a.m. and handed the teller a demand note. He then walked out and drove away in a late model black or brown Ford pickup truck with an extended tailgate and tinted windows.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a white male in his late 40's, about 6 feet tall, with a thin build, short hair and was last seen wearing dark blue shorts and a dark colored polo shirt.

Anyone with details on this case is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at 941-747-3011 ext. 2519 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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