Teller Takes Suspect’s Gun During Bank Robbery
By Space Coast Daily // April 11, 2013
Man Escapes On Bicycle With Cash
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A bank robbery suspect lost his gun during a hold-up Wednesday afternoon in Melbourne.
Melbourne Police officials say a man walked into the Florida Business Bank at 340 N. Harbor City Boulevard about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, pulled a gun and demanded cash from a teller.
The teller complied, but when the suspect placed the gun on the counter to stuff cash into a bag, the teller alert grabbed the weapon and put it safely out of ther suspect’;s reach.
The suspect, described as being a white man in his late 40s, ran from the bank leaving the gun behind.
He was last seen riding a bicycle north on Harbor City Boulevard, according to police.
The gun was recovered by police officers.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Melbourne Police Department Tip Line at 321-409-2259 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).