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Pinellas deputies arrest suspect in Dunedin bank robbery

DUNEDIN — Deputies arrested a woman Thursday in connection with a robbery at a BB&T Bank, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

Renita Mount Rayner, 52, faces a charge of unarmed bank robbery.

About 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Rayner entered the bank at 1478 Main St. in Dunedin and handed a note to a bank employee demanding money, deputies said. Rayner also told the employee she had a gun — though she didn't, authorities said — and said no one would be hurt if she received what she wanted. The employee complied and Rayner left with an undisclosed amount of cash, deputies said. No one was hurt.

Residents near the bank found evidence Rayner left behind and turned it in to detectives, which helped the Sheriff's Office identify Rayner as a suspect.

St. Petersburg police undercover detectives located Rayner shopping at a Save-A-Lot store at 9th Street and 7th Avenue N in St. Petersburg, where the Sheriff's Office arrested her.

She was booked into the Pinellas County jail.

Pinellas deputies arrest suspect in Dunedin bank robbery 09/05/13 [Last modified: Thursday, September 5, 2013 6:19pm]
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