SUN CITY CENTER — On March 5 at approximately 2:23 p.m., a man described to be 5’2” tall, with a heavy build and in his early 40s, wearing a University of Florida hat and a white “Donate Blood” t-shirt, robbed the SunTrust Bank on Rickenbacker Drive in Sun City Center. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, he walked into the bank with a white plastic bag covering his hands and demanded money from a teller. The teller complied, giving him an undisclosed amount of cash and the man fled the bank, heading westbound on Rickenbacker Drive on foot.
On Friday, March 9, the HCSO believes the man struck again — at the same SunTrust Bank in Sun City Center. At 10:46 a.m. a man of similar description, but without the hat and thus revealing short, blond, curly hair, walked into the bank with a white plastic bag covering his hands and again demanded money from a teller. He fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The HCSO is asking anyone with information about the suspect to call 247-8200. Also, anyone with information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a possible cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS (8477). Reports may also be made anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or via text “CSTB plus your tip” to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).