On July 22, at approximately 4:55pm, Lakeland Police officers responded to Chase Bank, 5555 Walt Loop Road in reference to a reported bank robbery. The suspect produced a hand written note that contained the threat of a bomb on the suspect’s person. The suspect produced a tan colored plastic bag similar to those provided in grocery stores; the suspect demanded an undisclosed amount of currency to be placed into the plastic bag. The suspect departed the bank and walked southwest to a black newer style Dodge Charger waiting in the parking lot of Publix on Socrum Loop Road. The suspect vehicle was last seen traveling north on Socrum Loop. No tag number was obtained.
Detectives responded to the scene to conducted interviews and obtained the attached photos. No one was injured during the robbery and it is unknown how much money was stolen.
Suspect Description: Hispanic Male, approximately 510 – 600, 150 – 180 lbs, goatee, grey long sleeve shirt, long short pants, white tennis shoes, black & teal Miami Heat basketball cap, dark sunglasses.