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Pasco deputies identify suspected bank robber

HUDSON — Deputies searched for a registered sex offender Saturday suspected of robbing a Hudson bank.

Cecil Hurley, 41, walked into a Bank of America branch about 12:50 p.m. Saturday at 7419 State Road 52 and handed a note to a teller, Pasco County sheriff's officials said. The note demanded money and implied that Hurley had a gun, although the teller did not see a gun during the robbery, deputies said.

Hurley fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Investigators identified him from a bank security camera. Authorities believe he may be driving a 1986 red Ford Mustang with Florida license plate AYZ-Y87.

Hurley spent three years in prison following a conviction in 2008 on robbery and grand theft charges, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. He was released in December 2011. He also served about 23 months in prison after a 1995 conviction for sexual battery on a person less than 16 years old, according to state records.

Anyone with information about Hurley's whereabouts should call the Sheriff's Office at (727) 844-7711.

Pasco deputies identify suspected bank robber 04/14/12 [Last modified: Saturday, April 14, 2012 10:05pm]
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