Whiskey Creek bank robber captured in Charlotte County
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - The suspect sought in Wednesday's robbery of the Bank of America in the Fort Myers, Whiskey Creek community, was captured by the U.S. Marshal's task force at the Micro Hotel in Port Charlotte.
An anonymous tip led to the arrest of 29-year-old Jacob Scott of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Scott attempted to escape when agents made contact at the door, by jumping out of a third floor window but was apprehended without incident by units on the ground. Other agencies and units assisting in the apprehension were the FBI, Lee County Robbery Detectives, K-9, and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
Scott was placed under arrest for out of state warrants, including a warrant from North Carolina for bank robbery. Once his identity was known, robbery detectives prepared a photo lineup and met with the victim of the bank robbery in Lee County. The victim was able to positively identify Scott as the robber.
Scott is being held at the Charlotte County jail on the existing charges and a warrant will be issued for the robbery he committed in Lee County.