Sunday, July 22, 2018
Public safety

Police arrest man accused of trying to rob Ybor City bank

TAMPA — Police arrested a man they say was in the act of robbing a bank in the heart of Ybor City on Tuesday.

Tampa police officers responding at 9:18 a.m. to an alarm at the SunTrust bank at 1701 E 7th Ave. spotted Ray C. Cochran inside the bank. According to police, Cochran, 58, passed a note to teller that said he was armed with a gun.

Officers were able to arrest Cochran without incident. He did not have a weapon.

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