Oops: Accused Fla. bank robber dropped wallet
Published 12:46 am Sunday, October 31, 2010
Investigators knew a man accused of stealing $6,000 from a Florida Panhandle bank didn’t stuff the cash in his wallet. That’s because he somehow left it there, making it easy for authorities to find him.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says the 26-year-old robber brandished a handgun at Destin’s Union State Bank on Thursday, ordering the employees to the floor. Deputies say he fled with $6,000.
While investigators searched the bank, a witness found a wallet nearby. Investigators showed the ID photo to bank employees, who thought it might be the robber.
Deputies searched the man’s house and say they found cash and a gun that appeared to be the one used by the robber.