MANATEE -- An unknown suspect robbed a First Bank branch Friday and made off with $1,184, the sheriff’s office reports.
The man entered the bank, 2412 Cortez Road, at about 5 p.m., leaned on the counter with his arms crossed and told a teller that if she gave him all of the “hundreds and fifties,” he would leave and no one would get hurt, a media release said.
The suspect took the cash and fled westbound toward 26th Street West. No weapons were seen or implied during the robbery. Police dogs searched for the suspect, but were unsuccessful, the release said.
The suspect is described as about 160 pounds, in his late 50s to early 60s and was last seen wearing a dark ball cap, sunglasses, gray shorts, a multi-colored button shirt with unknown design and a dark shirt underneath, black shoes with white on the sides, and short white socks, the release said.
The suspect had several teeth missing.
Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (941)747-3011.