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Pasco deputies find bank robbery suspect at home

HUDSON — Pasco sheriff's detectives knew where to look for the man accused of robbing a SunTrust Bank this week: They arrested Derrick J. Loreto at his home on Friday.

Loreto, 24, is accused of robbing the Port Richey branch at 7612 State Road 52 on Thursday, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. After making his demands, a man walked out with an undisclosed sum of cash about 10:30 a.m.

Deputies believe that surveillance cameras caught the same man casing the Regions Bank at SR 52 and Zimmerman Road earlier that morning. For some reason he decided to rob the nearby Sun Trust instead.

Detectives released photos of the suspect taken by surveillance cameras inside the bank to the media. A tip helped them identify Loreto. They went to his home at 13139 Parkwood St. in Hudson and arrested him around 5 p.m. Friday.

Loreto was taken to the Pasco County jail but the charges he's facing were not made available late Friday.

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Pasco deputies find bank robbery suspect at home 07/09/10 [Last modified: Friday, July 9, 2010 6:55pm]
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