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Police: Man wore wig while robbing Clearwater bank


Published:   |   Updated: July 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM

A man previously taken into custody by Belleair police on a bank robbery charge was arrested Sunday by Clearwater authorities who said the man wore a wig during another bank heist.

Daniel Christopher Williams, 29, of Largo, is accused of robbing the First United Bank, 1465 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater, at 10:36 a.m. May 24. Detectives say he was wearing a wig, sunglasses, soft black gloves and yellow polo shirt when he handed the teller a note demanding cash.

Clearwater police detectives became aware Sunday that Williams had been taken into custody by Belleair authorities and went to interview him. The teller and another witness identified the suspect from a photo package, police say. Surveillance photographs show the robber at the bank counter.

Information related to the Belleair robbery was not available.

Williams, of 1017 16th Ave. N.W., Apt. B, is at the Pinellas County Jail with bail set at $40,000. He faces two charges of strong-arm robbery, according to jail records.

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