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1210450 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-01-13 12:54:33.0 UTC 2012-01-13T07:54:33.000-05:00 tampa-police-search-for-would-be-bank-robber Published 2012-01-16 22:07:57.0 UTC 2012-01-16T17:07:57.000-05:00 news/publicsafety/crime DTI 87143150 TAMPA — Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a SunTrust branch early Friday. The manager was opening the front door of the bank at 8005 Harbour Island Blvd. just before 7:15 a.m. when a man jumped out from behind the corner and implied he had a gun, police said. He told the bank manager to open the door, police said. The manager complied but hit a silent alarm button on their way in, officials said. Within minutes, officers arrived. When the would-be robber heard police, he ran out the back door without any money, police said. No one was injured. The robber remained at large late Friday. He is white, in his early 30s, about 5-feet-10 and 160 pounds, and wore a dark blue or black hooded windbreaker with a white logo and jeans, police said. A perimeter was set up around the bank to search for the robber, a marine unit searched the waters around the island and nearby Rampello Elementary School was put on lockdown. Traffic coming to and going from Harbour Island was limited for more than two hours while police investigated. Cars leaving the island were searched, police said. Searching cars in this way is unusual, said spokeswoman Andrea Davis, but the limited access to the island made it easy for police to cordon off roads the robber would have to use to leave. By Marissa Lang, Times Staff Writer Hillsborough,News,Public Safety,Crime,breaking-news Tampa police search for would-be bank robber MLANGN Police search cars leaving Harbour Island to no avail. WEB Web Edition dhvr5 dhvr5 Attempted bank robbery ties up traffic Tampa 1 tpbank011412.web Attempted bank robbery ties up traffic 2012-01-14 05:00:00.0 UTC 2012-01-14T00:00:00.000-05:00 Tampa police were searching for &#65279;this man Friday. He is white, in his early 30s, about 5-feet-10, 160 pounds and wore a blue or black hooded windbreaker with a white logo and jeans. resources/images/dti/2012/01/0427313140_206671a.jpg Tampa Police Department resources/images/dti/rendered/2012/01/0427313140_206671a_4col.jpgresources/images/dti/rendered/2012/01/0427313140_206671a_8col.jpg Tampa police investigators gather outside the SunTrust bank at 8005 Harbour Island Blvd. after Friday morning&#8217;s robbery. resources/images/dti/2012/01/6689643703_0fe5ff09_206663a.jpg EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN | Times resources/images/dti/rendered/2012/01/6689643703_0fe5ff09_206663a_4col.jpgresources/images/dti/rendered/2012/01/6689643703_0fe5ff09_206663a_8col.jpg Police stop and search cars leaving Harbour Island at a roadblock Friday morning after a robbery at a nearby bank branch. resources/images/dti/2012/01/6689602223_ac56cb7c_206662a.jpg EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN | Times resources/images/dti/rendered/2012/01/6689602223_ac56cb7c_206662a_4col.jpgresources/images/dti/rendered/2012/01/6689602223_ac56cb7c_206662a_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2012/01/13/87143150-tampa-police-search-for-would-be-bank-robber StaffArticle 2012-11-17 19:31:56.0 UTC 2012-11-17T14:31:56.000-05:00 news,public safetyPublic Safetynews,public safety,crimeCrimeTAMPA — Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a SunTrust branch early Friday.Hillsborough,News,Public Safety,Crime,breaking-newsHillsborough,News,Public Safety,Crime,breaking-news<span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">MARISSA LANG</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2264946 2016-02-11 01:00:17.0 UTC 6 Months Ago plant-city-police-searching-for-sunshine-bank-robber news/publicsafety/crime Plant City police searching for Sunshine Bank robber StaffArticle 2284754 2016-07-09 02:47:59.0 UTC 2 Months Ago police-searching-for-new-port-richey-bank-robber news/publicsafety/crime Police searching for New Port Richey bank robber StaffArticle 2260850 2016-01-11 20:39:44.0 UTC 7 Months Ago police-investigating-shooting-outside-east-tampa-convenience-store news/publicsafety/crime Tampa convenience store clerk shoots would-be robber armed with knife, police say StaffArticle <p>TAMPA — Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a SunTrust branch early Friday.</p> <p>The manager was opening the front door of the bank at 8005 Harbour Island Blvd. just before 7:15 a.m. when a man jumped out from behind the corner and implied he had a gun, police said. </p> <p>He told the bank manager to open the door, police said. </p> <p>The manager complied but hit a silent alarm button on their way in, officials said.</p> <p>Within minutes, officers arrived. When the would-be robber heard police, he ran out the back door without any money, police said. </p> <p>No one was injured.</p> <p>The robber remained at large late Friday. He is white, in his early 30s, about 5-feet-10 and 160 pounds, and wore a dark blue or black hooded windbreaker with a white logo and jeans, police said. </p> <p>A perimeter was set up around the bank to search for the robber, a marine unit searched the waters around the island and nearby Rampello Elementary School was put on lockdown.</p> <p>Traffic coming to and going from Harbour Island was limited for more than two hours while police investigated. Cars leaving the island were searched, police said.</p> <p>Searching cars in this way is unusual, said spokeswoman Andrea Davis, but the limited access to the island made it easy for police to cordon off roads the robber would have to use to leave.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:24:50