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Tampa police seeking bicycling bank robber


Published:   |   Updated: January 17, 2014 at 06:34 PM

Tampa police officers are looking for a man who on Friday went to a South Tampa bank on a bicycle and then robbed it.

The suspect entered BB&T Bank, 4820 S. Himes Ave., just before 11:30 a.m. With his face concealed, he walked up to the teller, made a reference that he had a weapon and demanded money, police said.

The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect left the bank on a light green mountain bicycle, police said.

The suspect is described as a white man who is in his 30s, about 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9 and weighs between 200 to 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie jacket, tan pants and sunglasses.

The suspect travels on a light green mountain bicycle. Before Friday’s bank robbery, surveillance video for area businesses showed him in the area traveling on the bicycle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or text “CSTB” plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Anonymous tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash.

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