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14-32 Police Seek Bank Robber With Bucket

3/26/2014 2:08:40 PM

Contact: Rob Shaw

March 26, 2014


Clearwater Police Seek Suspect With Bucket In Bank Robbery

(Bank surveillance images attached and to follow in subsequent emails)

Clearwater Police are looking for the robber who held up a bank on South Fort Harrison Avenue this morning.

The suspect entered First United Bank about 9:20 a.m., implying that he had a bomb and that a second person across the street had a detonator if any employee set off an alarm.

He placed the money in the bucket and fled the area in an older-model forest green SUV or minivan. The vehicle likely is missing the left front hubcap and might have silver trim around the bottom.

He is described as a white male, about 40 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs about 200 pounds. He wore sunglasses, an industrial face mask, a gray hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants.

Anyone with information on this case should call Clearwater Police at 562-4242 or email


WHO: White male suspect, 40, 5'10, 200 pounds, wearing sunglasses, industrial face mask, gray hoodie, khaki pants

WHAT: Bank robbery

WHERE: First United Bank, 1465 S. Fort Harrison Ave.

WHEN: 9:20 a.m. today

HOW: Suspect with bucket and implying he had a bomb robs bank of money


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