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Crime Stoppers offers reward for tips on bank robberies

CLEARWATER — Authorities are hoping rewards produce tips leading to the arrest of a man accused of committing several recent bank robberies in Clearwater and Largo.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered through Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County for tips that lead to an arrest. A $25,000 reward is being offered through PNC Bank for an arrest and successful prosecution, officials said.

The three robberies happened in May and June at PNC Bank branch locations near U.S. 19. In each case, a man entered the bank wearing dark clothing with a black scarf and sunglasses covering his face.

He carried a silver handgun and demanded that tellers place cash on the counter before stuffing the money in a bag and fleeing on foot, authorities said.

In the first robbery on May 26, the man was seen near the Clearwater bank getting into a red car similar to a Ford Focus, police said. The subsequent robberies happened June 8 in Largo and June 19 in Clearwater.

Police describe the man as white, between 25 and 35 years old, about 5-feet, 8-inches tall, with a thin build and short brown hair.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the man's identity to call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-873-8477. Tips can also be provided online at crimestoppersofpinellas.org.

Crime Stoppers offers reward for tips on bank robberies 06/30/12 [Last modified: Saturday, June 30, 2012 8:51pm]
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