Monday, November 20, 2017
Public safety

Pasco bank robber nabbed after fleeing on bike

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HOLIDAY — A man with a lengthy criminal history robbed a BB&T bank Wednesday and fled on a red bicycle, authorities said.

Scott "Hillbillie" Losee, 48, was arrested in a mobile home park close to the bank at 2211 U.S. 19. About 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Losee told the teller he had a weapon but did not show one, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. "This is a robbery," he said, and got an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on his bicycle, a report states. A knife was found in his pocket, along with the stolen cash, the report states.

In the past 25 years, Losee has served 10 stints in prison for escape, aggravated assault, battery on an elderly person, forgery, burglary, trafficking in stolen property, grand theft, grand theft auto and driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. He was released from his latest sentence in July and was arrested in August on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Losee, who is homeless, is now charged with robbery with a deadly weapon. He is being held at the Pasco jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

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