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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-522

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 13, 2015
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    Bank Robbery

    Deputies quickly arrest suspect.
    • Tuesday
    • October 13, 2015
    • Time: 10:14 AM
    • American Momenum Bank
    • 15150 North Florida Avenue
    • Tampa


    John Byron Tilghman
    DOB: 4-24-62
    Address: At large


    • Robbery


    On October 13, 2015 at approximately 10:14 am an alarm call was received from the American Momentum Bank located at 15150 North Florida Avenue in reference to a bank robbery that just occurred.

    The suspect entered the bank, approached a teller and presented a demand note. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the bank and was observed leaving in a 2006 white Ford pick up truck. The truck was described as having heavy front end damage and a ladder in the bed of the truck.

    Within seconds of the call, a deputy spotted the suspect vehicle traveling westbound on Bearss avenue. The deputy followed the vehicle to the area of Dale Mabry and Bearss avenue where a traffic stop was conducted.

    The suspect was cooperative and all the money from the bank robbery was recovered on the suspect.

    Tilghman was taken into custody and charged with robbery.

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