Deputies are searching for the man they said robbed an unknown amount of money from a Wells Fargo bank branch in Oneco, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
At about 1:30 p.m., the suspect walked into the Wells Fargo, 404 53rd Ave. W., Bradenton, and handed a note to a teller demanding money and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Dave Bristow. The suspect implied he had a weapon.
No injuries were reported.
The sheriff’s office believes that the suspect fled on foot, based on the preliminary investigation.
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The suspect is said to be a white man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weigh about 150 pounds and said to be in his 30’s or 40’s, according to a news release. The suspect was last seen wearing a red and black hat with the number 14 on the front, a gray long sleeve shirt and black pants.
Deputies could be seen walking near a wooded area behind the bank Thursday afternoon. Crime scene taped still blocked off the entrance to the bank around 3:30 p.m.
A few vehicles pulled into the parking lot, but drivers turned around to leave after seeing the taped-off entrance.
Wells Fargo officials declined to comment on whether they would reopen to the customers later in the afternoon.