Wigged Suspect Attempts To Rob Bank In Suntree

By  //  June 27, 2012

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Robbery Attempted Foiled

BREVARD COUNTY • SUNTREE, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Department investigators are searching for a suspect who attempted to rob a bank this morning in Suntree.

The same suspect who robbed the TD Bank in Palm Bay on June 15 is believed to have tried to rob a bank in Suntree this morning. (Image courtesy Brevard County Sheriff's Department)

Sheriff’s Major Vic DeSantis said that at about 9:48 a.m. today deputies responded to the Bank 1st-Suntree branch at Capron Trail and North Wickham Road regarding a suspicious incident that is believed to have been an attempted robbery of the bank.

DeSantis said the bank staff advised deputies that a white male described as having dark skin approached and pulled on the doors of the facility in an attempt to enter into the bank’s lobby area.

Before approaching the bank, a member of the bank staff noticed the man was wearing an obvious wig under a ball cap and what appeared to be a fake moustache.

DeSantis said his appearance was similar to that of the suspect in the June 15 robbery of the TD Bank in Palm Bay.

The bank employee quickly locked the doors and the suspect was not granted access into the facility. He then fled to a nearby shopping plaza parking lot where it is believed he entered a vehicle and departed the area.

The suspect was described as a white male, 30- to 40-years-old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 in height.

He was wearing a black wig (pulled into a pony tail) a light blue ball cap, denim pants and a denim-colored shirt.

The suspect is believed to have gotten into a medium-sized blue Toyota Prius and drove away.

Witnesses were unable to obtain the vehicle’s tag number.

The bank staff has reviewed the photos of the suspect in last week’s robbery in Palm Bay and confirmed that this appears to be the same individual. Because the suspect did not enter into the bank today, there are no useful still photographs of this incident.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the West Precinct General Crimes Unit at 321-264-5101.