Authorities search for man who robbed two Hillsborough banks Friday

TAMPA — Authorities are searching for a man who robbed two SunTrust banks Friday.

At 10:40 a.m., the man handed a note demanding money to a teller at the SunTrust Bank at 6925 N 56th Street in Temple Terrace. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot, deputies said.

A short time later, he robbed another SunTrust Bank — this time at 601 Platt Street West in Tampa.

The robber is described as a black male between 25 and 30 years old, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 and between 160 and 180 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, light blue cargo shorts, white tennis shoes and a beaded necklace.

Deputies ask that anyone with information call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477, report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com , or text "CSTB (plus your tip)" to 274637 (CRIMES).

Informers can also use a new smartphone application — the Tipsubmit Mobile application — which is free for download on iPhones, iPads, and Droids.

Authorities search for man who robbed two Hillsborough banks Friday 09/02/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 2, 2011 6:03pm]

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