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Officials seek 2 men after bank robbery

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 22, 2000

SEMINOLE -- Pinellas County deputies are searching for two men who robbed a Premier Community Bank near Seminole on Thursday.

They entered the bank at 5511 Park St. about 12:30 p.m., officials say. According to witnesses, the men are in their 30s and were muscular. One of the men held a handgun, which may have been a 9mm. "They entered the bank and yelled obscenities at the tellers, ordering them around," said sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Greg Tita. The robbers left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

One man is about 6 feet 1 and was wearing a white hooded sweat shirt, dark pants and a white handkerchief over his mouth. The other man is about 6 feet 3 and was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and gloves. Both were black. Deputies say they may have come to the bank in a stolen vehicle that was found in a nearby parking lot. They have not been connected with any other bank robbery in the area, officials said.

"It appears they're two new players on the block," Tita said.

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