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Release Number: 09-079

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

March 13, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060











































White male, 45 – 60 years of age, 5’10 – 6’, 200- 220 lbs., wearing a dark color  cowboy hat,  dark sunglasses, blue jeans and dark jacket.  Suspect was wearing what appear to be cloth gloves.










Bank robbery


March 13, 2009 at 11:30 a.m.


Valrico State Bank

102 Robertson Street West







The suspect entered the bank, approached a teller and made a demand for cash.  After receiving an undisclosed amount of currency the suspect approached a customer inside the bank and at gunpoint made a demand for their car keys.  The victim complied and gave them his keys.  The suspect fled the bank in the victim’s vehicle (silver mini van).  The van was recovered on Mason street a short distance from the bank where it is believed the suspect got into another vehicle.


Anyone with any information reference the bank robbery is asked to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.