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St. Pete police searching for bank robbery suspect

ST. PETERSBURG - Police are searching for a man they say robbed a bank Friday morning then got in a car crash as he was fleeing.

The suspect went into Regions Bank, 2751 54th Ave. S., at about 10:30 a.m., police said. He was armed with a small handgun and got an undisclosed about of cash along with a dye pack.

About 15 minutes later, authorities said, the man was involved in a traffic crash First Avenue South and 20th Street South. He ran away from the scene.

Police said officers responding to the crash scene found residue from the dye pack inside of the suspect's vehicle. It is unclear at this point if the car itself was stolen.

The suspect is described as being 30 to 40 years old, between 5 foot 10 inches and six feet tall. He has a thin build and was wearing a navy blue or black baseball-style cap, sunglasses and a navy blue or black sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Petersburg Police at (727) 893-7780.

St. Pete police searching for bank robbery suspect 11/19/10 [Last modified: Friday, November 19, 2010 2:52pm]
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