BROOKSVILLE — A man suspected of robbing a Brooksville bank Tuesday morning had enough time to buy a cellphone from a nearby Walmart before he was captured, police say.
Michael Francis Bosse, 28, walked into the Florida Community Bank branch at 1000 S Broad St. about 10:40 a.m., passed a note to the teller stating he had a weapon and demanded $5,000, police Chief George Turner said.
Bosse, of Brooksville, fled with an undisclosed amount of money and got into a waiting taxicab. He went to the Walmart at 7305 S Broad St. and used some of the money to buy a cellphone, Turner said. When Bosse walked out of the store, a Hernando sheriff's deputy and Brooksville officer were waiting for him. He was arrested after a brief foot chase.
Authorities searched Bosse and found the cash and a stun gun. He admitted to robbing the bank, Turner said.
Bosse remained Tuesday in the Hernando County Detention Center in lieu of $20,000 bail.
News researcher Carolyn Edds contributed to this report. Tony Marrero can be reached at [email protected] or (352) 848-1431. Follow @tmarrerotimes on Twitter.