Crime

‘Nervous’ would-be robber flees Sarasota bank

SARASOTA -- Authorities are looking for a man who tried to rob a bank Tuesday afternoon, but left after his nerves got the best of him, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

At 12:42 p.m., the man showed the butt of a black handgun to a teller and pointed it at the cash drawer.

But moments later, the would-be robber “apparently got nervous and fled the bank,” a media release said.

He walked west across U.S. 41 toward a CVS store, the release said.

The man was wearing mirrored sunglasses and a faded denim jacket. His hair appeared to have been recently dyed a “a whitish-blonde color,” the release said.

The sheriff’s office anyone with information to call criminal investigations, 941-861-4952, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously, 941-366-8477.

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