Florida teen attempts to rob bank wearing mask and large pink shower cap: authorities
September 18, 2023 at 21:12
A Florida teenager has been arrested for allegedly attempting to rob a Wells Fargo bank on Sept. 6, while donning a mask and bright pink shower cap, according to authorities.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect, later identified as a 17-year-old Black male, entered the Wells Fargo on West Waters Avenue in Tampa, Florida at about 2:15 p.m. on Sept. 6.
Once inside, the suspect approached a teller and passed a note demanding money and claiming he was in possession of a gun.
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The suspect then fled the bank on foot in an unknown direction, according to the sheriff’s office.
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The sheriff’s office added the suspect was transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center and faces felony robbery while wearing a mask.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I commend our deputies and investigators for their swift and professional response in apprehending this attempted bank robber," Sheriff Chad Chronister said.
"This incident serves as a poignant reminder that youth can be swayed down perilous paths, and it's our duty to steer them towards a brighter future.
Our commitment to justice and community remains unfaltering, even when dealing with the young and misguided."