Detectives on the hunt for Tampa Bank robbery suspect


TAMPA, FL – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man caught on video stealing money from a local credit union.

At around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, deputies said a black male suspect walked into Suncoast Credit Union, located at 8201 W Waters Avenue in Tampa, jumped over the counter and then demanded money to the bank tellers.

Deputies said the suspect threatened to shoot bank workers, but no weapons were seen. He left the bank on foot with an undisclosed sum of money. No one was hurt.

Detectives said they were looking for a black male suspect, about 5ft 10in to 6ft tall, with a slim build. The suspect is in his mid to late twenties. He was last seen wearing white Nike Air sneakers, with a purple and blue design, gray pants, a black Space Jam t-shirt, a green zip-up jacket, a gray gator, a pink cloth over his head, and sneakers. clear plastic gloves.

“Not only did this felon run off with money that didn’t belong to him, but he also stole the peace of mind of employees and customers in a place of business,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “Detectives are working diligently to identify him and I ask anyone who might recognize the suspect to please come forward.”

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect involved is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Tampa Bay Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

Video of the incident can be viewed below:


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