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Attempted bank robbery at Ellenton BB&T

Two suspects entered a BB&T Bank at 3510 U.S. 301 this afternoon in an attempted bank robbery, deputies said.

According to witnesses, two armed suspects entered the bank. One of the suspects walked toward a teller and then said something about the bank having glass enclosures in front of the tellers. The suspects then exited the bank without taking anything.

The suspects are described as males, one heavy set with sunglasses and a hoodie. There was no description for the second suspect. The suspects fled east on 301 in a small black car, deputies said.

Anyone with information is asked to call MSO at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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