Pinellas deputies seeking BB&T bank robbery suspect

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Detectives from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a bank robbery suspect in unincorporated St. Petersburg.

According to detectives, at approximately 12:11 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, the suspect entered the bank lobby, at the BB&T Bank located at 5511
Park Street North.

While inside the bank, the suspect approached the bank counter and presented a note to the teller. The teller complied with the request and the suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. He was observed heading northbound on Park Street North, possibly in a maroon 4-door Kia with an unknown FL tag.

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-30s, 6’02”, slim build, either having long dread style hair or a wig.

He was wearing a red and white checkered shirt, jeans, grey sweatshirt, black sneakers, and a black hat with a red bill and the letter “B” on it.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective R. Sosa of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at (727) 582-6161 or via email rsosa@pcsonet.com.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.

The investigation continues.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Is this honestly the best pictures they can get? A residential Ring camera provides much clearer pictures. If banks care that much they need to step up their game, because that’s ridiculous. Random black male, with locks, wearing clothes. That really helps the Bay Area identify someone. Might as well say someone in the bay walked into bank and robbed it. Any tips?

    • I think this every time I see a large corporation using old security equipment… i mean really….you’re a bank….one of the largest targeted locations for a robbery, yet, their cameras are rubbish……and they dont spend the few hundred extra dollars to update all of them in each branch….smart…real smart. Maybe this will get them to update their equipment…doubt it.

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