Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Public safety

Hillsborough deputies hunt Sun City Center bank robber

SUN CITY CENTER — Hillsborough County deputies are looking for a man who walked into a bank with a white plastic bag covering his hands Monday afternoon and demanded money from the teller.

The robbery happened at the SunTrust Bank branch at 1525 Rickenbacker Drive at 2:23 p.m.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the man before he left, headed west on Rickenbacker.

The man was described as white, in his early 40s, 5-feet-2, 160 to 200 pounds with a heavy build and short, blond curly hair and stubble.

He was wearing a tan University of Florida baseball cap with an orange "F" on the front, a white T-shirt that said "Donate Blood," light blue jeans and white shoes.

Hillsborough detectives ask anyone with information about the man to call them at (813) 247-8200. Anyone with information about the identity and whereabouts of this man and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward, should call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-873-8477, report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB" plus your tip to 274637.

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