Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a bank in Sunrise, Florida.
The bank robbery occurred shortly before closing time at the BB&T bank branch located at 3401 North Pine Island Road in Sunrise, FL.
Once he was inside the bank, the suspect reportedly approached a bank teller and demanded that they hand over cash. According to witnesses, the suspect brandished a weapon while he committed the bank robbery.
The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and then exited the bank.
Thankfully, none of the bank employees were injured as a result of the robbery.
By the time local law enforcement arrived at the bank, the suspect was already long gone.
The FBI and the Sunrise Police Department are now working on a joint investigation into the robbery. At this time, authorities have yet to identify the suspect.
The FBI recently released photographs of the suspect. The photos were taken from video surveillance footage of the suspect as he entered the bank.
If the suspect is eventually identified and captured, he would be subject to severe criminal penalties, regardless of whether he is charged under state law or federal law. As set forth by Florida Statutes Section 812.13, anyone who commits a robbery while armed with a firearm or other deadly weapon can be charged with a first degree felony and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the bank robber. Anyone who has information about the suspect or the theft should call the FBI at 754-703-2000 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Callers have the option to remain anonymous. Additionally, callers with useful information may be eligible for a cash reward.
For more information about this case, view the WSVN.com article entitled “FBI Searching for Suspect in Sunrise Bank Robbery.”