Orange Park bank robbery suspect arrested within 4 minutes

Published On: Jul 03 2014 05:50:08 PM EDT
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -

Deputies in Clay County said they arrested a man Thursday afternoon, four minutes after being notified he was robbing a bank.

Deputies were called to the robbery at Compass Bank at 546 Blanding Blvd. in Orange Park at 4:50 p.m. They said the suspect was arrested at 4:54 p.m.

Investigators said the man entered the bank and indicated to a teller that he was armed, but did not display a weapon. The man left the bank with an undetermined amount of money and was seen leaving the area on a bicycle that witnesses then saw placed into the bed of a truck, deputies said.

That description was quickly communicated over the law enforcement radio system, and a deputy spotted the suspect vehicle in traffic on Blanding Boulevard, not far from the bank, deputies said. The deputy conducted a traffic stop in a shopping area parking lot.

Deputies said the suspect will be questioned along with witnesses and employees at the bank.

They said the investigation is ongoing.

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