MANATEE — Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a man suspected of robbing a bank this afternoon in Manatee.
Andrew Huddleston, 30, of address unknown, is being charged with armed eobbery.
Sheriff’s spokesman Dave Bristow said a man entered a Bank of America branch at 7223 55th Ave. E., near the Tara area, at about 2 p.m., implied he had a gun and demanded money.
The man fled with cash from the bank and was spotted by sheriff’s deputies riding a bicycle on 55th Avenue East a few blocks from the bank. The man took off behind a Publix grocery store, at 7290 55th Ave. E, after a dye-pack exploded as he rode his bicycle. Deputies found the man hiding behind the store and arrested him.
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Deputies remain at the bank and at the grocery store as the robbery is still under investigation.