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Detectives searching for bank robbery suspect

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 22-110


Wednesday August 3, 2022 8:30 AM


Suncoast Credit Union 8201 W Waters Avenue Tampa, Florida
Detectives searching for bank robbery suspect

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to identify and locate a male suspect who stole an undisclosed amount of money from a local credit union.

On August 3, 2022, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a black male suspect entered the Suncoast Credit Union, located at 8201 W Waters Avenue, jumped over the counter, and then demanded money from the bank tellers. The suspect made threats to shoot bank employees, however, no firearm was seen. He left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Nobody was injured.

Detectives are searching for a black male suspect, about 5'10"-6' tall, with a thin build. The suspect is in his mid to late 20s. He was last seen wearing white Nike Air sneakers, with a purple and blue design, gray pants, a Space Jam black t-shirt, a green cam zip-up jacket, a gray neck gator, a pink cloth on his head, and clear plastic gloves.

"Not only did this criminal take off with money that was not his to have, but he also stole employees' and customers' peace of mind in a place of business," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "Detectives are working diligently to identify him and I ask anyone who may recognize the suspect to please come forward."

Anyone with information about the incident or suspect involved is urged to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200. If you would like to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

Video of the incident can be viewed here.

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