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Tampa man sought as accomplice in bank robbery arrested

TAMPA —A man authorities say was an accomplice in an October bank robbery was arrested Tuesday on a warrant.

Adonis T. Boone, 23, of Tampa was being sought in connection with the Oct. 23 robbery of a SunTrust branch at 6925 N 56th St., according to Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies.

That day, a woman wearing a wig walked into the bank and showed a note to a teller demanding money. After receiving cash, she fled.

Detectives worked for more than a week to identify the bandit referred to as the "wig-wearing suspect," starting their investigation without knowing whether the robber was a man or a woman.

On Oct. 28, they arrested 21-year-old Jessica Barbara Russell, who they said was the woman who committed the robbery. A subsequent investigation revealed that Boone helped coordinate the theft, deputies said.

Records show Boone has several prior arrests on charges that include battery, drug possession and resisting an officer. Authorities obtained an arrest warrant.

Records show he was placed under arrest Tuesday at the Hillsborough County Jail. He was being held without bail on a charge of robbery of more than $300 but less than $2,000.

Tampa man sought as accomplice in bank robbery arrested 11/05/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 9:50pm]
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