Surveillance Video Released in Wells Fargo Robbery
St. Petersburg Police say this man is wanted for carjacking and robbing this Wells Fargo Bank twice.
Surveillance video from a Wells Fargo Bank at 3131 66th St. N. reveals a man pointing a handgun at clerks and demanding money. St. Petersburg Police say the man in this video stole a car at gunpoint just minutes before robbing Wells Fargo around 1:45 p.m. Friday.
He is described as a man in his late teens to early 20s, 6-foot to 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, who was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and carrying a backpack.
Police believe this is his second bank robbery in St. Pete. According to Police Spokesperson Mike Puetz, the man is wanted for robbing that same branch on January 26. In that incident the suspect entered the building around 1;55 p.m. and was dressed in a light blue hooded sweatshirt and had his face covered, police say.
According to police, there are indications that robbery was proceeded by a carjacking as in this most recent incident, but no vehicle was ever seen in that case.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the robberies or the
carjacking to call Detective Reginald Mitchell at 727-893-4204, the police
non-emergency line at 727-893-7780 or leave a confidential tip at 727-892-5000.
Carjacking on Friday
According to police, the man approached a woman in the parking lot of Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts at 2500 66th Street North around 1:45 p.m Friday. The man showed the woman a handgun and demanded her car, police say.
The suspect took the car, a 2010 dark gray Toyota Camry four-door, and sped out of the parking lot. The woman was not injured.
About 10 minutes later, St. Petersburg Police say they received a bank robbery alarm at the Wells Fargo Bank at 3131 66th St. N.
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