Bank robber in Weeki Wachee escapes on bicycle

This man was photographed during a robbery Tuesday at Bank of America.

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office

This man was photographed during a robbery Tuesday at Bank of America.

WEEKI WACHEE — A man robbed the Bank of America branch near Weeki Wachee Springs State Park on Tuesday afternoon, then fled on a bicycle, authorities said.

The robbery occurred at 3:32 at the branch at 9223 Cortez Blvd., at the intersection of Cortez and U.S. 19, according to reports from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect was described as a heavy-set white man, roughly 40 years old, about 6 feet tall and weighing 250 to 275 pounds. He was wearing a baseball cap and dark sunglasses, a dark-colored sweatshirt and possibly light-colored pants. He was carrying a teal/green backpack and was last seen leaving the bank on a bicycle.

A Sheriff's Office spokeswoman could not confirm whether the robber was armed.

A few hours earlier, a man armed with a silver revolver robbed a BB&T branch in New Port Richey. Authorities said that man does not appear to be the same suspect who robbed the Weeki Wachee bank.

Bank robber in Weeki Wachee escapes on bicycle 12/27/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 6:40pm]

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