UPDATE (03-06-16): 44-year-old Anthony W. Carpino was arrested near the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Jean Street around 3 PM and charged in this robbery, according to Daytona Beach PD. He’s held on $20,000 bond at Volusia County Jail.
According to the arrest report, Carpino’s wife recognized him as the suspect based on the photographs below and called police.
When questioned, Carpino admitted to robbing the bank for cash so he could buy drugs, per the report.
Earlier reporting below.
Daytona Beach, FL – Investigators are looking for a robber who walked out of a Daytona Beach bank with a bag full of money and fled the scene after throwing the money into some bushes.
The Daytona Beach Police Department says it happened around 9:15 AM Saturday at the Wells Fargo branch on 441 Seabreeze Boulevard.
According to the incident report, a tanned white man in his late 20’s or early 30’s came into the bank, went to the counter and handed the teller a note demanding money. That note also implied that he had a gun, per DBPD.
The man left the bank through the front doors after the teller gave him the cash in a brown paper bag. He was last seen on foot heading east after crossing Seabreeze and going past the old SunTrust building.
Before he left, the man apparently dumped the bag with the money inside into some bushes near the bank’s front doors. A witness found the bag, per DBPD.
Police say the suspect stands around 5’8, weighs around 160 pounds and was wearing a light blue button-up shirt with a dark shirt underneath. He also had on a light blue baseball cap, blue jeans, blue shoes with white soles and a dark-colored backpack.
Security video stills of the suspect are posted above and below this article.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DBPD Detective Trisha Loomis at 386-671-5216 or email@example.com. Those who want to remain anonymous and possibly qualify for a cash reward can also contact Crime Stoppers at 888-277-8477.
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