Hold-up reported at Manatee Avenue West bank

MANATEE -- Authorities are looking for the suspect who robbed the First Bank at 4601 Manatee Ave. W. this morning.

Details of the hold-up, which happened about 10:50 a.m., were not immediately available, but police dogs and the Manatee County Sheriff's Office's helicopter were responding to the scene.

Several sheriff's deputies had surrounded a house in the 600 block of 46th Street West south of the bank, but there was no official indication on whether that activity was connected to the bank robbery.

Anyone with information on the robbery can call the sheriff's office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.

Check back for additional details or pick up a copy of Wednesday's Bradenton Herald.