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St. Petersburg Police now searching for three bank robbery suspects

ST. PETERSBURG — Three banks have been held up in St. Petersburg this week. Police said no arrests have been made.

The first robbery occurred Monday afternoon at a SunTrust branch at 3601 34th St. N when a man walked into the bank with a note demanding money. No weapon was seen.

He was described as about 30 years old, white, slender and about 5 feet 6. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and a blue New York Yankees baseball cap. He was carrying a blue and white backpack.

Police said he may have been picked up by a vehicle.

The second robbery, at the SunTrust Bank at 3100 Central Ave., was reported just after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the man gave the teller a note implying he had a weapon, but none was seen.

Police described the robber in that case as a man about 30 years old, black, about 5 feet 4, with a stocky build and a clean-shaven face. He was wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

A third robbery was reported about 11 a.m. Tuesday at TD Bank at 425 22nd Ave. N. Police said the robber in that case also passed a note to a teller implying he had a gun, though none was seen.

Police said the robber was about 30 years old, white, about 6 feet 2, thin and with close-cut dirty blond hair and a goatee. He was wearing a white and gray polo shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Police said it was unclear if any of the robberies are connected. Police released surveillance photos of the robbers in the SunTrust holdups, but did not release any photos in the TD Bank robbery.

Anyone with information about any of the robberies can call police at (727) 893-7780.

St. Petersburg Police now searching for three bank robbery suspects 02/26/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:57pm]
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