St. Petersburg, Florida -- St. Petersburg and Pinellas County Robbery Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in locating a suspect who may be involved in the armed robbery of three Wells Fargo Banks in St. Petersburg and Largo.
January 26, 2013, following a carjacking, the Wells Fargo bank located at 3131 66th Street N in St. Petersburg, was robbed. The suspect, whose face was covered, wore a light blue hooded sweatshirt.
On March 15th, around 1:45 p.m., detectives say a 4-door, dark gray 2010 Toyota Camry was carjacked around 2500 66th Street North. Ten minutes later, the Wells Fargo Bank located 3131 66th Street North was robbed by a lone masked male suspect, armed with a handgun, who demanded money from the tellers.
The suspect was described as a black male, late teens to early twenties, 6'0" to 6'3", 220 lbs., wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and carrying a backpack. No one was injured, but the suspect apparently left in the scene in the same vehicle taken from the carjacking ten minutes earlier, which was found abandoned a few blocks away.
Most recently, on April 23rd, around 9:41 a.m., the Wells Fargo Bank located at 8700 Bryan Dairy Road in Largo was robbed by a suspect armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. The suspect pointed the gun at two bank employees and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the scene on foot.
The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6'2" to 6'3", roughly 190 lbs., muscular build, wearing a white jacket, a baseball cap, a mask over his face, dark pants and dark colored tennis shoes.
Detectives are investigating to see if the incidents are related, or if it is the same suspect.
Anyone wishing to provide information regarding the identity of the suspect or suspects, desires to remain anonymous and eligible for a reward of up to $1000, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County.
Furthermore, Wells Fargo is offering a reward of up to $5000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for these armed robberies.