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60-year-old man accused of robbing Fifth Third Bank in Palm Beach Gardens

Thomas M. Bismark faces robbery charge
Surveillance video recorded at a Fifth Third Bank in Palm Beach Gardens on Sept. 21, 2023, shows a man dressed in black with his face covered while wearing glasses and a white hard hat.
Posted at 1:09 PM, Sep 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-22 13:09:32-04

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A 60-year-old man was arrested in Palm Beach Gardens after a bank was robbed Thursday afternoon, police said.

Investigators said a Fifth Third Bank located at 3305 Northlake Blvd. was robbed just before 3 p.m.

The suspect, later identified as Thomas M. Bismark, is accused of entering the bank wearing a disguise and demanding money from the teller.

A surveillance picture from the bank provided by police showed that the robber was dressed in black and wearing a white hard hat similar to one worn by construction workers or firefighters.

Police said the suspect then fled the bank after receiving an undisclosed amount of money.

Bismark was located a short time later, according to investigators.

He faces a charge of robbery and is taken to the Palm Beach County jail.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department at 561-799-4445.