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Spring Hill man arrested in Port Richey bank robbery

HUDSON — Police nabbed a man Wednesday evening who they say robbed the BankAtlantic in Port Richey earlier this week.

Detectives arrested Robert Jon Tyler, 25, of Spring Hill about 7 p.m. as he left the T.J. Maxx in Hudson.

He is accused of robbing the bank on Monday. Port Richey police Detective James Ruland, who made the arrest, said Tyler gave a note to a bank teller indicating that he had a gun and wanted money. The teller obliged, police said, and Tyler left the bank with more than $1,500.

Using surveillance camera footage and interviews with local residents, Ruland said police narrowed their search to Tyler, who lives in Hernando County. Detectives discovered that someone else had checked Tyler in at a Comfort Inn near Hudson, Ruland said, and began searching for him at local businesses.

They found him at the T.J. Maxx, where he was arrested without incident and taken to the Pasco County jail. Ruland said Tyler told detectives he had a drug problem and indicated he was the robber.

"He said some things only he would know — the type of clothing he was wearing, where he ditched his clothing, stuff like that," Ruland said.

Tyler, of 11375 Topaz St., Spring Hill, also had an active warrant for failing to appear for a petty theft charge. He remained in the Pasco County jail on Thursday in lieu of $50,513 bail.

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