Police seek help finding bold bank robber carrying cooler
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
A bold bank robber carrying a red cooler struck the same Central Florida branch twice in three months, police say, and they hope released images can help them make an arrest.
On January 4, Apopka Police say a man walked into the Chase Bank branch on East Semoran Boulevard with a red cooler and robbed a teller.
Three months later, on April 3, the same man was back, wearing the same clothes and carrying the same red cooler.
"I don't know how many people walk into a bank with a cooler, so that should be a clue right here," Crimeline's Barb Bergin said.
A black semi-automatic gun was hidden in the cooler, and he used it to take an undisclosed amount of cash with him, police say.
The man can be seen in both robberies walking directly up to the teller with another person already at the window.
Although surveillance cameras didn't capture a clear picture of the man's hidden face, he took his glove off to use his weapon, revealing that he is white.
Now, police want the public's help putting the pieces of this puzzle together.
Apopka Police say the suspect is a white man, approximately 6 feet tall and heavy set. He apparently wore medical scrub pants and a black hoodie and gloves in each robbery. Police say he fled the scenes in what appears to be a 2007 Toyota Camry. Both robberies took place between 3 and 4 p.m.
"If anyone out there can put a couple of these pieces together and give us a name, call Crimeline, and we'll get it to the Apopka Police Department and hopefully stop any more bank robberies," Bergin said.
Anyone with information leading to an arrest is urged to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS or go to Central Florida Crimeline at Crimeline.org. Callers can remain anonymous and may earn up to $1,000.