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Arrest made in Fort Myers bank robbery

Posted at 1:57 PM, Mar 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 18:58:54-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — UPDATE 3/4: Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a Thursday afternoon bank robbery.

Rex Perry Britton is charged with Robbery, Possession of Cocaine, and Resisting an Officer without Violence.

Deputies learned Perry entered the bank, approached a bank teller, and handed them a note demanding money. The teller complied and handed Britton an undisclosed amount of cash.

He was arrested after 10 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop.

Our original reporting continues below:

Deputies are investigating a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank at 13541 Goldenwood Drive.

Detectives say the suspect walked in demanding money by slipping a note to the teller and fled the scene with the cash.

Fort Myers Wells Fargo Suspect

The bank was closed to the public while investigators collected evidence and talked with witnesses.

If you have any information about this crime call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.