Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-457(18-443)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 17, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

    He is a suspect in multiple bank robberies.
    • Wednesday
    • May 16, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Wells Fargo Bank
    • 808 Pebble Beach Boulevard N
    • Sun City Center, FL


    Peter Gonzalez was arrested this afternoon for the robbery of Wells Fargo Bank in Sun City Center this past Monday.

    HCSO detectives obtained an arrest warrant today based on evidence from the crime scene which lead to the identification of Gonzalez. With the assistance of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and the New Port Richey Police Department, Gonzalez was arrested around 1:00 p.m. without incident during a traffic stop near the intersection of Poinsettia Drive and Grand Boulevard in New Port Richey. Gonzalez is currently located in the Pasco County Jail.


    (Booking photo courtesy of Pasco County Sheriff's Office)
    Peter Gonzalez
    DOB: 8/25/1962
    4348 Shoreline Drive
    New Port Richey, Florida


    Details (News Release 18-443):

    At approximately 4:54 p.m. today, a white Hispanic male entered the Wells Fargo Bank in Sun City Center and passed a note to the teller demanding that she stay quiet and give him money. The suspect fled on foot southbound from the bank with an undetermined amount of money. The suspect may be linked to bank robberies in Kissimmee and Sarasota, where he was seen driving a maroon Kia.

    Other Bank Robberies possibly linked to this same suspect:

    May 3: Wells Fargo, Sarasota
    May 11: Bank of America, Kissimmee
    May 11: Wells Fargo, Kissimmee

    Anyone with any information in reference to this incident or the identity of the unidentified suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. You may also send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using HCSOSheriff app available on both android and apple products.

    To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at
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