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Robbery suspect found dead in WPB hotel

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 17:41:28-05

A suspect wanted for seven robberies was found dead today in the La Quinta Inn on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach.

Detectives from PBSO's robbery division got a tip that Bruce Knapp, wanted for two recent bank robberies, was staying at the hotel, according to spokeswoman Teri Barbera.

Around 9 a.m., PBSO detectives, West Palm Beach Police SWAT members and the FBI converged on the hotel and tried to arrest Knapp.

The hotel was evacuated and officials tried to contact Knapp. At 11:30 a.m. the decision was made to enter his room. Detectives and SWAT members found Knapp dead with a self-inflicted gunshot would to his head.

A female was taken into custody. 

Knapp was wanted for seven robberies, including the two bank robberies, throughout Palm Beach County.

The robberies Knapp was a suspect in: