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Arrest made in connection with second of two BB&T bank robberies

PORT RICHEY — An arrest has been made in a BB&T bank robbery Tuesday in Pasco County.

David Gilliand, 37, of Clearwater was arrested in connection with the Tuesday afternoon robbery of the BB&T bank at 9501 U.S. 19, deputies said.

It was the second day in a row a BB&T branch had been robbed. The latest heist was at 2:45 p.m. at 9501 U.S. 19. A man entered the bank and demanded money, according to Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left on foot, Doll said. It appeared as though he was headed toward Gulf View Square mall.

Doll said it was too early to know whether the man was the same person suspected of robbing a BB&T bank at 4807 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey at noon Monday. That suspect also left on foot after demanding cash. Monday's robber is also suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo branch at 5211 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey on Sept. 7.

Anyone who may have information on any of the robberies is asked to call the Sheriff's Office's tips line at 1-800-706-2488.

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