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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

14-32

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 tips@myclearwater.com.

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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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Photo available at https://www.media-alert.com/listings/Person.aspx?id=53346

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