St. Petersburg, Florida -- A man wanted in two bank robberies over the past two days turned himself in to police officers outside another bank Friday.
St. Pete Police say around 10:15 this morning, 51-year-old William Kane of Oldsmar called for police assistance while outside the Wells Fargo Bank in the 4100 block of 4th Street North in St. Pete.
When they arrived, he told officers he was depressed, suicidal, addicted to drugs, and needed their help. Officers then say he quickly admitted to them he planned to rob the Wells Fargo Bank and that he had robbed two other banks over the past two days.
Police had been looking for the man suspected to be responsible for two robberies -- one in St. Pete and one in Pinellas Park -- over the past two days.
St. Pete Police say on Sept. 26 around 11:30 a.m., a man walked into First Bank at 6850 Central Ave. and handed the teller a demand note implying he had a gun and demanded money. The man then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
The next morning on Sept. 27, another robbery took place at the Chase Bank in the 7300 block of US Hwy 19 N in Pinellas Park who detectives believed was same suspect.
Once Kane was in custody, detectives were able to determine he was responsible for both robberies. They say he admitted to the robberies and has been charged with two counts Armed Robbery.
Kane has several prior robbery convictions and was released from state prison in 2008.