Cops: Man robs 2 banks in less then an hour

5:58 PM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, FL-- Two Brandon area banks were robbed in under an hour, and Hillsborough deputies suspect the same man. 

According to reports, the Chase Bank off of Causeway Blvd. was robbed just after 11:45 Wednesday morning. The suspect walked into the bank, gave the teller a note demanding money and then fled after receiving an unknown amount of cash.

PHOTOS: See the suspect here.

Then, around 45 minutes later, detectives believe the same suspect committed a second robbery at the Suntrust Bank off of W Dr. King Blvd. in Seffner. 

After each robbery, the man reportedly fled the bank on foot.

The suspect has been described as follows: 

  • Black Male
  • 5'11" - 6'0"
  • 180-200 lbs.
  • Between 30 and 35-years-old
  • With a goatee
  • Wearing teal green, blue and white vertical striped dress shirt, a black ball cap with the writing to the effect of "Poker Room", dark colored pants with a white strip on the legs and black shoes.
Deputies ask anyone with any information about this suspect to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.

Those who wish to report anonymously and become eligible for a cash reward may contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), visiting them online or texting "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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