Pinellas County detectives looking for Palm Harbor BB&T bank robber

12:00 PM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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Palm Harbor, Florida -- Pinellas Sheriff's detectives are looking for a man who robbed a Palm Harbor bank Monday afternoon. 

Detectives say on May 6 around 1 p.m., the man entered the BB&T Bank -- on US Highway 19 North at Alderman Road -- approached the teller and placed a backpack on the counter and demanded she fill it with money. 

As the teller was putting the money in the backpack, the man reveled a handgun he had in his waistband. 

Reportedly, as he was leaving the bank, he dropped a small aerosol can labeled "Warning-Chlorine".

The man was seen arriving in the area of the bank on a motorcycle shortly before the robbery. After leaving the bank, he was last seen headed southbound on US Highway 19 then turning westbound on Nebraska Avenue.

The suspect is described as:

  • White male, 5'10
  • Approximately 190 lbs.
  • Wearing blue jeans, a light blue short sleeved shirt over a long black shirt, motorcycle helmet and Mechaniz Wear Gloves

Anyone with information regarding the suspect's identity is asked to contact Detective Keith Johnson of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at 727-582-6200.  Or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers of Pinellas at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.

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