MANATEE -- A man has been charged with a robbery of a Bank of America branch in Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Jeremy Walton, 40, was arrested Thursday morning in the 3500 block of First Street West in Bradenton and charged with armed robbery, according to a news release. Investigators were able to locate him thanks to a Crimestoppers tip.
At 3:45 p.m. Oct. 17, Walton entered the Bank of America, 4545 14th St. W., Bradenton, in the Cortez Plaza shopping center, according to investigators. He quietly got in line and waited his turn to speak to a teller, according to reports.
When Walton reached the teller, he said nothing, according to deputies, but handed the teller a note. He was then handed an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on a bicycle.
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Investigators had released photos captured by the surveillance cameras in an effort to locate Walton.
Walton is a registered felon, according to the sheriff's office. He was released from prison on April 24 and registered as a felon in Manatee County on April 30.
His prior convictions include for charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary of an occupied dwelling, burglary of an unoccupied structure and uttering a forged instrument.
Jessica De Leon, Herald law enforcement reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7049. You can follow her on Twitter@JDeLeon1012.