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3 Port St. Lucie bank robbers jump over counter while tellers run for cover

Posted at 11:31 AM, Dec 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 17:50:44-05

Port St. Lucie police are looking for three bank robbers who jumped the counter of a bank, terrorizing employees before fleeing the scene Thursday morning.

Officers said the robbery occurred at a Seacoast Bank located in the 1100 block of Southeast Port St. Lucie Blvd. at 9:43 a.m with eleven people in the bank at the time. 

Pictures from police show at least one employee hiding under her desk in fear.

A spokesperson for the bank said nobody was injured but everyone was shaken up. 

“It’s very scary, especially for the teller," said Port St. Lucie Police Spokesperson Frank Sabol. 

Sabol said this robbery was unusual. 

“This is a brazen bank robbery, where they went in broad daylight, people in the bank and they didn’t care about anybody’s safety," Sabol said. 

He said in most cases, bank robbers come in quietly and slip a note to the teller. 

“This crime here, they didn’t care who knew about it," Sabol said. "They went in there, they were flashing their handguns.”

The robbers, who had on masks and were armed, fled the bank in a white sport-utility vehicle.

The SUV, which had been stolen in West Florida, was later found abandoned a block away from the bank.

The men escaped the bank with an unknown amount of money.