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Bank rober gets away with cash

Published November 11, 2006


A Bank of Inverness branch was robbed about 4:15 p.m. Friday. Six employees - but no customers - were in the branch at 2400 State Road 44 when a man approached the counter and demanded money. He did not show a weapon or suggest he had one, Citrus sheriff's spokeswoman Gail Tierney said. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash, ran and eventually drove off in a rust-colored pickup, a witness told investigators. The robber was a white man in his mid to late 20s who stood about 5 feet 10, weighed 165 pounds and had facial hair, Tierney said. He wore a dark hooded sweat shirt, sweat pants, sunglasses and a black hat with a Pittsburgh Steelers emblem.

Boy pinned under car briefly

An 8-year-old boy was flown to Tampa General Hospital after being hit by a car Friday afternoon. The accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. at Calhoun Road and Sanzo Drive near Plant City. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Officer Bill Wade said the child was pinned underneath the vehicle, but by the time emergency responders arrived, he was out from under the car and talking. Wade said the boy was flown to a hospital for precautionary purposes and his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office was investigating, Wade said. But a sheriff's spokesman could not provide further details.

Police identify shooting victim

Police have identified the man killed in a shooting Thursday evening in Plant City. Marcus S. Nelson, 28, a laborer who lived at 617 Coronet St., was found shot to death at 8:37 p.m. at 305 Hunter St., Plant City police said.

Man charged with stabbing friend

A man wanted in the stabbing of a friend has been arrested on an attempted murder charge. Chad Bosh, 36, is accused of stabbing David Richter, 23, Wednesday evening at Lazy Days Mobile Home Park, 5250 Roosevelt Blvd. Both men had been drinking, authorities said.


Pinellas inmate commits suicide

A 44-year-old Pinellas County Jail inmate died Thursday after hanging himself from a makeshift noose two days after he was arrested, officials said. Richard John Troyanos, 44, was the second inmate to die at the jail Thursday. The Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death a suicide. Another man, 48-year-old Frederick Davidson of Clearwater, was found dead in his cell earlier in the day, apparently of natural causes. Troyanos of 7101 53rd St. No. 205 in Pinellas Park was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of domestic battery. An arrest report said he had scars on his inner wrists from multiple self-inflicted cuts.

[Last modified November 10, 2006, 23:58:40]

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