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Bank Robbery on Las Olas

No, this one didn't involve Scott Rothstein. It was the lonely, forlorn creature to the left, who came to the SunTrust at 501 E. Las Olas this morning, then waited patiently for other customers to leave. This is from the Fort Lauderdale Police news release:

Once he was alone in the bank, the suspect approached a teller and placed a note on the counter stating he had a gun and demanded money. There was no weapon seen but the suspect kept his hand in his pocket as if he did. The teller complied with the demand and gave him cash. The suspect fled on foot and was not located.

The joke's on you, pal. You think there are still dollars on Las Olas that Rothstein didn't scoop up? And even if there were, your robbery was lame. I mean, the note and concealed weapon bit? You couldn't be more original than that?

So let's catch the guy, shall we?

The suspect is a w/m, approximately 30 - 50 years of age with a receding hairline and a possible goatee. He has a stocky build and was wearing blue jean shorts, a white t-shirt, a brown jacket and a white Florida Gators baseball cap.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Allen Diamond at 954-828-5539, Tracy Figone at 954-828-5518 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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Thomas Francis

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