Police search for man who robbed Bank of America in Clearwater

CLEARWATER

Police search for man who robbed bank

Police were still looking Wednesday evening for a man who robbed a Bank of America about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. Police described the suspect as a black man in his mid 30s, about 6 feet tall, who was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt over a black baseball cap, black sweatpants with blue shiny material on the back pocket, black glasses and gloves. The man has a thin to medium build and wore a fake beard and mustache, police said. According to Clearwater police, the man walked into the bank and handed a teller a note that demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, he fled on foot in an unknown direction. Police set up a perimeter, but were unable to find the man, who is believed to be the same person who robbed a Wachovia Bank at 1551 S Belcher Road at gunpoint on March 31, said Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts. No gun was used in Wednesday's robbery, Watts said. Anyone with information can call the Clearwater Police Department tip line at (727) 562-4422.

Tarpon Springs

Roads closing during procession

The following downtown roadways will be temporarily closed and/or detoured for the St. Nicholas Church Good Friday Candlelight Procession at 8:30 p.m. Friday. The Greek Orthodox Easter is celebrated this Sunday. Alt. 19 between Tarpon Avenue and Orange Street and Tarpon Avenue between Ring Avenue and Alt. 19 will be closed; northbound Alt. 19 traffic will be routed west on Tarpon Avenue to Spring Boulevard, southbound Alt. 19 traffic will be routed west on Orange Street and Tarpon Avenue traffic will be detoured onto Ring Avenue. Call (727) 938-2849.

Student jazz group to perform tonight

Watch a beautiful sunset as the Tarpon Springs High School Jazz Ensemble performs 7 to 9 p.m. today at Sunset Beach at the west end of Gulf Road. Refreshments available for purchase. The event is free. For information, call (727) 942-5628.

Palm Harbor

Church offers job support network

An Employment Support Network for people affected by unemployment and the economic situation in the community meets 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor. The network has professional career counselors, job search specialists, "employer" perspective for resume preparation and interviewing practice, and a spiritual counselor named Cathy Hart, PHUMC's ministerial intern and Christian counselor. For information, call Hart at (727) 785-7487, e-mail chart@phumc.net or jlewis3197@gmail.com or visit phumc.net.

Clearwater

'Seussical' fundraiser to play twice

Clearwater High School’s drama department will present fundraising performances of Seussical today and Friday . Seussical was among only eight high school productions to qualify for the Florida State Thespian Festival later this month at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Both fundraising performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Clearwater High School Auditorium. All seats are $15 general admission. For more information, call 298-1620 ext. 125.

Police search for man who robbed Bank of America in Clearwater 04/15/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:41pm]

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