SEBASTIAN, Fla. - Three masked men with guns robbed a PNC Bank on Saturday and sped off in what police suspect was a stolen car.
The men brandishing guns came into the bank in the 900 block of Sebastian Boulevard just after it opened at 9 a.m. and ordered one customer and four tellers to the floor, said Sebastian Police Detective John Grimmich.
Video footage shows at least one of the robbers climbing onto a counter and waving a gun, Grimmich said. The trio took an undisclosed sum, jumped into a car that was backed up to the bank and drove away, he said.
Police received the alarm at 9:12 a.m., and when the first officer arrived several minutes later, the robbers were gone, Grimmich said.
Officers found a maroon Plymouth Neon with the engine still running a mile away near Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine, possibly ditched by the robbers, Grimmich said.
The car was reported stolen at 2 a.m. in Palm Bay and matched the description of the robbers' "getaway car," he added.
Police will look for fingerprints and any other forensic evidence to tie the car to the robbery and perhaps identify the suspects, Grimmich said.
One man wore a "Friday the 13th" hockey mask, a red shirt and tan cargo shorts. One was dressed in black clothing with sunglasses and a blue bandanna covering his face. The third man wore a black ski mask, a black shirt and low-hanging shorts. All were a little under 6 feet tall, he said.
This is the same PNC that was robbed March 12 in an unrelated crime, Grimmich said.
A man dressed as a woman displayed a gun inside a purse to a teller and told the employee to hand over all available cash, he said. The robber scurried to a car, and another man drove them away.
Boynton Beach Police have arrested two men suspected in that robbery, he said. They also are suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank in Sebastian on March 16 and as many as 20 department stores in Florida and Georgia, he said.
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