Alleged Bank Robber Takes "Freeze!" Order Literally
Three Fort Lauderdale men are among a foursome arrested in connection with the distinctly Grinch-ian crime of knocking over a credit union in Spring Hill (which is north of Tampa, some 270 miles from Broward) on Christmas Eve. The thieves made off with $88,000.
Jerome Simmons (that's him above) was the last of the four suspects found, perhaps because he hid himself in a freezer. Or at least he was tougher to catch than his alleged accomplice, who forgot his cell phone at the teller window.
-- Thomas Francis
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