Exactly two weeks after an unknown suspect robbed a Fort Myers bank at gunpoint, investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigations say they believe the same crook struck again – this time in Martin County.
Lee County detectives are still investigating the May 9th robbery of the Chase bank, located at 13051 University Drive. That afternoon, just before 2 p.m., a black male entered the bank, walked up to the counter and showed the bank teller a gun and letter demanding cash. The suspect then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. He was described by witnesses and surveillance photos as having dread-lock hair tucked into a black hat.
This past Saturday, May 23rd, investigators in Palm City, FL, responded to the TD Bank at 1:40 p.m. A man, bearing the same physical description as the Fort Myers robber, brandished a small black revolver and demanded cash. He then fled in a rust colored Chevrolet Cavalier, with a tag that had been stolen the day before in North Miami. Upon review of the two cases, investigators with the FBI and detectives in Martin County and Lee County believe they are all looking for the same serial suspect.
Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.