ST. PETERSBURG — As Wesley Andrew Fox walked Friday afternoon to the front of PNC Bank, he had no idea that a group of St. Petersburg police detectives were watching him.
Fox looked "suspicious," police said, as he approached the front doors of the bank at 3801 49th St. N just before 6 p.m. The detectives, working undercover with the Crime Analysis and Surveillance Enforcement — or CASE unit — eyed the 27-year-old as he pulled a shirt over his face and walked inside, officials said.
Moments later, Fox emerged and ran east to an apartment complex parking lot, where the detectives saw him get into a red Toyota Corolla, police said. They moved in and detained him.
Fox had a handgun on him along with a large sum of cash, police said. Tellers confirmed that he had just robbed the bank.
Fox, whom police said is a transient, was arrested on a charge of armed bank robbery.