Bank Robber Escapes with Cash

Detectives are investigating this morning's robbery.

A man got away with an undisclosed amount of money during a bank robbery this morning at First Bank, 415 53rd Ave West.

At about 9:20 a.m. a man walked into First Bank and gave the teller a note demanding money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white man in his late 40’s, around 6-feet tall, with a thin build and short hair, was wearing dark blue shorts and a dark colored polo shirt. He walked out of the bank and drove away in a pick-up truck. 

His vehicle is believed to be a late model black or brown Ford pick-up truck with an extended tail gate and tinted windows.  

No one was injured in the robbery.   

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011 x 2519 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.


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