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Tampa police nab suspected bank robber at McDonald's

TAMPA — Police walked into a McDonald's Friday afternoon and walked out with a bank robbery suspect.

At 4:57 p.m., a man approached the teller at the BB&T at 4144 N Armenia Ave., and passed a note demanding money and implying he had a gun, according to Tampa police.

He ran out with some cash, but fast responding police officers set up a perimeter in the area.

Thirty minutes later, an officer spotted a man fitting the description of the robber in McDonald's restaurant at N Armenia Avenue and W Tampa Bay Boulevard — less than a quarter mile away from the bank, police said.

The man was arrested as he tried to slip out of the McDonald's and identified by a witness.

Police say the suspect is Donald Bryant, who turns 54 Sunday, and doesn't have a current address. Officers have not released the charges filed against Bryant.

Tampa police nab suspected bank robber at McDonald's 08/17/12 [Last modified: Friday, August 17, 2012 8:44pm]
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