Authorities try to identify Belleair Bluffs bank robber

BELLEAIR BLUFFS — Authorities are asking the public to help identify a masked man accused of robbing a bank Monday afternoon.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, the man was armed with a knife when he went into the Northern Trust Bank at 525 Indian Rocks Road shortly before 4 p.m. and demanded $4,000.

The man jumped a counter, opened a cash drawer and took an undisclosed amount of cash before he ran away.

The Sheriff's Office canine unit tried to track the man but did not find him.

He is described as 5-foot-10 to 6-foot tall and about 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray, hooded coat, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. He was wearing some sort of Halloween mask, possibly a skeleton mask, deputies said.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information that may assist in the investigation to call robbery/homicide Detective Jeff Capra at (727) 582-6200. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

Authorities try to identify Belleair Bluffs bank robber 11/16/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 4:30pm]

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