A homeless man robbed the Fifth Third Bank branch in downtown Sarasota and fled on foot just after noon, Wednesday, April 10, according to a Sarasota Police news release.
Police identified 35-year-old Gregory Thompson as the man suspected of threatening a teller the building on North Central Avenue. A video surveillance tape shows the teller hand an unspecified amount of cash to a man in dark glasses and a black shirt.
Thompson was scheduled to appear in court April 5, to face felony charges for assault and unarmed burglary from a March 1 arrest.
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25 Fourth Friday at the Historic Downtown Village
25 Sarasota Singles Society Presents "Bastille Day Celebration"
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
26 NRA Pistol Safety
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
26 4th Annual Sarasota Mystic Faire
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sarasota nonprofits the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County and Big Brothers Big Sisters are hosting donation drives. The Boys and Girls Club’s drive runs from July 21 through Aug. 2 and is accepting clothing, shoes, books and small household items for Goodwill Manasota.
Vive La France
The Alliance Francaise held a fundraiser in honor of Bastille Day, or La Fête Nationale, Monday, July 14, at Marina Jack.