Bank robbery suspect sought in Tampa

Bank robbery suspect sought in Tampa
Bank robbery suspect sought in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a male suspected of robbing the Chase Bank located in the 2800 block of Fletcher Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

Officials responded to the bank around 2:00 p.m. after reports of the suspect entering the bank, handed a note to a bank worker implying he was “Heavily Armed” before demanding money.

Bank officials gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money before running from the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a black 6-foot 8-inch black male with a thin build, short hair, black mustache and goatee. Officials believe the suspect is between 25 and 30 years old. He was last seen in a black jacket, maroon checkered shirt, blue jeans and carrying a black backpack.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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