LAKEWOOD RANCH — Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a Lakewood Ranch bank this morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
At about 9 a.m., a man described as being in his mid-20s entered the SunTrust Bank branch at 6135 Exchange Way, just north of University Parkway and east of Interstate 75, and presented a note to a teller demanding money, according to sheriff’s spokesman Dave Bristow.
The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the bank. The suspect implied he was armed but no weapon was seen, according to the sheriff's office.
The suspect was described as standing between 5 feet, 5 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He was wearing a white T-shirt and shorts.
Anyone with information on this case can call the sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011, ext. 2552, or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.