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Suspect flees Cape Coral bank robbery on foot

Suspect flees Cape Coral bank robbery on foot
Posted at 12:21 PM, Jan 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-12 18:35:53-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Police are searching for a man they say robbed a Fifth Third Bank on Del Prado Boulevard Friday.

According to Cape Coral Police, it happened late Friday morning in the 2700 block of Del Prado, e few blocks south of Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Police say a handgun was displayed, however, there were no injuries.

The suspect is described as white male, 50-60 years old, wearing a gray polo shirt, tan fishing hat, dark gray or blue jeans, and appeared to have a goatee. However, detectives now say they believe he was wearing an artificial face covering, and does not have a goatee.

He left the business and was last seen headed northbound on foot.  

Nearby St. Andrews School was placed on lockdown as a precaution.  

This is the 2nd bank robbery in Cape Coral this week.  On Monday, a bank on Hancock Bridge Parkway was robbed.  Police later released a sketch of that suspect.

Authorities have not said whether the two robbery were connected.

If you have any information on the identity of either suspect, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to or text a tip- text CCPD+"Your Message" to CRIMES (274637).

You may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.