Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-116

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 23, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Detectives Nab Sun City Bank Robber

    A bank employee recognizes suspect and notifies deputies.
    • Thursday
    • March 22, 2012
    • Time: 7:30 PM
    • Hillsborough County

    Arrested:


    Jay Francis Larson
    DOB: 8/01/1962
    1002 Calle Rosa Place
    Ruskin, FL

    Charges:

    • Strong Arm Bank Robbery (2 Counts)
    • Additional Charges Pending
       

    Details:

    On March 22, 2012, at approximately 7:30 pm, HCSO detectives identified and arrested the suspect in connection with two recent Sun City Bank robberies.

    Earlier on March 22, 2012, a bank employee from the Trustco Bank in Apollo Beach located at 205 Apollo Beach Boulevard called HCSO and advised that the suspect featured in a Crime Stopper's posters for the listed bank robberies just looked through the bank window and described him leaving in a blue vehicle.

    Multiple deputies saturated the area looking for a blue vehicle and within approximately 30 minutes, a man was observed driving in the area of 672 and Hwy 301 in a vehicle described by the bank employee.

    Through surveillance, the suspect was identified and a photo line-up was presented to the victims and witnesses and they were able to positively identified Larson as the robber. Arrest warrants were obtained and Jay Larson was arrested in Manatee County without incident.

    Larson will be charged with strong armed robbery for the SunTrust robbery committed on 03/09/12 and the Trustco Bank robbery committed on 03/16/12. Further investigation will determine if Larson committed the SunTrust Bank robbery on March 5, 2012.

    Larson will be held in the Manatee County Jail until he's his brought back to Hillsborough County.  The investigation continues.

    Bank Robberies:

    • 03/05/12; Sun Trust Bank, 1525 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center Florida
    • 03/09/12; Sun Trust Bank, 1525 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center Florida
    • 03/16/12. Trustco Bank, 4441 Sun City Blvd, Sun City Florida
       





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