A gunman wearing a fake beard held up an AmSouth bank in Seminole on Monday and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured in the 10:40 a.m. robbery at 7800 113th St. N. Pinellas County sheriff's Sgt. Greg Tita said the man wore a white, Santa Claus-type beard, gloves and a black hat with a round brim. Armed with a handgun, the man demanded money, put it in a leather bag and left in a gray 1980s American-made car, possibly a Lincoln Continental or similar model. In his early 40s, the man was described as white, 6 foot 2 and 220 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 582-6200.
Speeding may have had
role in accident
CLEARWATER _ Speeding may have played a role in a serious two-car accident Sunday on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, police said Monday. Two people were injured when they were thrown from a Honda CRX. Cody R. Wengert, 17, of New Port Richey remained in critical condition Monday at Bayfront Medical Center. Edward J. Wagoner, 22, of Palm Harbor was in fair condition at the hospital. A police spokesman said the Honda was traveling at "an excessive rate of speed" when it veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into a minivan. A preliminary investigation found no sign of alcohol, he said.