Wells Fargo Bank: Police investigate armed bank robbery in Fort Pierce

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Police are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday morning of a Wells Fargo bank in the 2500 block of U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce, said Sgt. Dennis McWilliams, spokesman for city police.

He said a man entered the Wells Fargo bank at 2597 South U.S. 1 wearing a straw hat and large sunglasses. When a bank teller told the suspect that bank policy prohibited customers from entering the bank wearing a hat and glasses, the suspect pulled a black semi-automatic handgun and placed it on the counter, McWilliams said.

The teller told police officers that the firearm was pointed at her and that the suspect told her to give him all the money and not to hit the panic button.

The suspect fled on foot and was last seen running south on U.S. 1, McWilliams said.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6-feet tall, wearing three shirts – a black short-sleeve shirt underneath a long-sleeve white shirt under a long-sleeve white ribbed V-neck shirt, a wide-brim straw hat, glasses, blue jeans and light-colored tennis shoes. The sunglasses and hat worn by the suspect were later recovered, McWilliams said.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Detective Robert Yaffey at 772-467-6880 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477)



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