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Brooksville bank robbery suspect arrested after buying cellphone at Walmart

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 tmarrero@tampabay.com or (352) 848-1431. Follow @tmarrerotimes on Twitter.

Brooksville bank robbery suspect arrested after buying cellphone at Walmart 02/26/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:22pm]
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