Manatee County Sheriff’s Office detectives are searching for a man they believe robbed an East County First Bank this morning.
According to sheriff’s office reports, at about 10:55 a.m., deputies responded to a bank robbery at First Bank located at 3005 53rd Ave. E. According to witnesses, the suspect entered the bank and demanded money. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was armed with a handgun. However, there were no injuries.
The suspect is described as a white male, possibly in his 50s, 5-foot-10, 225-250 pounds, grey hair and a day-old beard. He was wearing blue overalls, a light-colored baseball cap and a light blue bandana partially covering his face.
Anyone with information on this case should call the sheriff’s office at 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.
Currently 0 Responses
22 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance May Morning Express Networking Social - SCF "How SCF Supports Local Business"
7:30 am - 9:00 am
26 Tribute to Heroes Parade - Main St LWR
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Braden River Soccer Club Try-outs
29 LWRBA May Membership Lunch
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Ranch rallies against cancer
East County residents will rally to fight cancer Saturday, May 18, as the American Cancer Society hosts its annual Lakewood Ranch Relay for Life event at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.
Barista pours on fun for daughters
State Road 70 Starbucks barista and East County resident Cyndee Vanderford showed her daughters the world of lattes and mochas for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 25.
Troop plants Freedom's courtyard
Girls in Girl Scouts Junior Troop 181, at Freedom Elementary School, recently earned their Bronze Award by researching and planting the back of the school’s courtyard.