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Bank robbery suspect arrested in Bradenton

BRADENTON — Police nabbed a woman suspected of robbing a bank this afternoon in the city, according to Bradenton police officials.

At about 12:30 p.m., 30-year-old Melanie K. Perry entered Southern Commerce Bank, 1201 Ninth Ave. W., and presented a teller with a note which stated, “I have a gun give me the money,” according to police.

The woman then left the bank on foot and was captured by Bradenton police officers nearby in the 100 block of 10th Street West. No one was injured.

Perry was found with several thousand dollars, police said.

Police are still investigating the heist. Anyone with any information can call Bradenton Police Detective Jim Curulla at (941) 932-9311.

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