Man robs Wells Fargo bank in Bradenton

Herald Staff ReportNovember 12, 2013 

MANATEE -- A search is under way for the man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Bradenton on Tuesday morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 9:20 a.m., a man walked into the bank branch at 1510 Cortez Road W., according to a news release.

Witnesses told deputies that the suspect walked up to the teller and handed over a note demanding money. The suspect implied he had a weapon but never brandished it, according to the report.

An undetermined amount of money was taken and the suspect ran away, the release stated.

The bank is located near the intersection of Cortez Road and U.S. 41, in the same shopping center with Best Buy, Lowe's, Panera and other businesses.

The suspect was described as being between 55 and 65 years old, standing 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing between 190 and 200 pounds.

Anyone with any information can call the sheriff's at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

Bradenton Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service