Monday, October 23, 2017

Deputies Investigating BB&T Robbery in Bonita Springs

BB&T with palm and flag pole with empty parking lot.

BONITA SPRINGS –Information from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office

On Monday, May 12, 2014 at approximately 9:25 am, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the BB&T Bank located at, 3987 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs in reference to a robbery. Due to the nature of the incident, detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Unit were assigned to continue the investigation.

Surveillance shows that a white male entered the bank, walked up to the counter and showed the bank teller a letter demanding cash. The suspect then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. Lee County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit and K9 Units were deployed to search for the suspect.

After following some tips, deputies were able to locate who they think is the suspect at the Publix just down the street from the scene of the crime. They are investigating further and an update will be put out as soon as the suspect is identified. Deputies are not searching for anyone else at this time.

No injuries were reported during the robbery. This is an isolated incident and the community is safe. No other details are being released at this time.

Anyone who may know the identity of the person responsible or has further information is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000 or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 dollars, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS(8477). Anonymous tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.

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