UPDATE: Bank Robbery Suspect Dennis Leo Foster Arrested
By Space Coast Daily // May 3, 2014
Arrest Warrant has been obtained for Dennis Leo Foster
UPDATE: MAY 3, 2014, 11 a.m.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Agents of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct General Crimes Unit have located an arrested Dennis Leo Foster in connection with yesterday’s robbery of the First United Bank in Barefoot Bay.
According to Maj. Vic DeSantis of Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies and agents were able to identify Foster as the individual responsible for committing the robbery of the bank on Friday morning.
An arrest warrant was obtained for Foster while investigators continued to work throughout the afternoon and evening hours to locate him.
Information received from multiple sources lead Agents to a hotel room in Indian River County. With the assistance of the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, Foster was taken into custody shortly after 11 p.m. without incident.
Foster will be held in the Indian River County jail pending his extradition to Brevard County. He is charged with Armed Robbery and Grand Theft. His bond has been set at $250,000.
ORIGINAL POST: MAY 2, 2014, 2 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • BAREFOOT BAY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect that walked into the First United Bank in Barefoot Bay on Friday at about 11:51 and passed the teller a note in which he implied having a weapon, and demanded cash.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the bank on foot in an unknown direction.
According to Maj. Vic DeSantis of Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect is described as a white male in his mid-50s wearing a burgundy colored Polo shirt over a white long-sleeve shirt, khaki pants and a ball cap.
DEPUTIES IDENTIFY SUSPECT FROM SURVEILLANCE VIDEO
Shortly after arriving at the scene, a BCSO K-9 Unit conducted a track that lead to a nearby vacant residence. Deputies then discovered a disturbed screen and window at this residence ultimately locating a burgundy polo shirt that was identified as part of the suspect’s apparel.
Deputies who patrol the Barefoot Bay area viewed the bank surveillance video and were able to identify the suspect from previous encounters. That identification has also been corroborated by four civilian acquaintances of the suspect and a bank teller.
According to Maj. DeSantis, an arrest warrant has been obtained for Dennis Leo Foster, with a last known address of 91 Hyacinth Circle in Micco. Foster is described as a white male, 50-years-old, 5-foot-6-inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Foster may be hiding within the Barefoot Bay area and an active search is underway.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Agent Jack Hanigan of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct General Crimes Unit at 321-253-6683 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.