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Smelly man robs Valrico bank, flees on foot

VALRICO — Witnesses told deputies a man who appeared to be homeless walked into a Regions Bank on Dec. 19 and robbed it.

The man is described as thin, white, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 11, 170 pounds, unshaven with a ruddy complexion and gray, unkempt hair, wearing a black John Deere ball cap, sunglasses, a dark green hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said he walked into the Regions at 1014 E Brandon Blvd. at 11:28 a.m. and passed the teller a note that read, "Hand over the money, someone is watching you."

After he got some cash, he bolted from the bank and ran north.

Deputies said he held a dark blue and white bandana over his nose and mouth during the robber and bystanders said he had a strong body odor.

If you have any information about this crime, call Detective Phil Raschiatore at (813) 247-8668 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

Smelly man robs Valrico bank, flees on foot 12/23/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 11:33pm]
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