Man robs Citrus bank
By TIMES STAFF
Published March 17, 2007
CRYSTAL RIVER - A man who never flashed a weapon robbed a Crystal River bank Friday afternoon.
The crime happened at 3:52 p.m. at Regions Bank on U.S. 19 next to Welch Cabinet and Appliances. Police responded quickly because several officers were working a nearby traffic accident.
Gail Tierney, spokeswoman for the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, said the man walked into the bank, lingered in the lobby for a bit, then approached a teller.
"Give me all your big bills," he said.
He never made a threat or showed a weapon, but after the teller handed him some money, he asked for more, and she complied.
Authorities were reviewing video of the crime. They say the robber was wearing a baseball hat, jeans and a dark T-shirt.
He was between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall.