MANATEE — The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a well-dressed bank robber who hit a University Parkway bank this afternoon.
Sheriff’s reports say the man, shown in surveillance video in a suit and tie, robbed the Orion Bank branch at 2815 University Parkway, just after noon today.
The man placed a nylon briefcase on a teller counter and demanded money. A teller put money in his bag and he walked out of the bank. No weapon was shown.
Later this afternoon, officials said the suspect was seen getting into a dark colored SUV with tinted windows that was parked in the Publix parking lot next to the bank
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Witnesses described the man as between 40 and 50 years old, and standing 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds, with black hair and black beard. Anyone with information on the bank robbery can call the sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011 or Crimestoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.