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Clewiston bank robbery suspect arrested

Clewiston bank robbery suspect wanted
Posted at 1:41 PM, Mar 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-30 05:52:00-04

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. — Clewiston Police officers and Hendry County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a bank robbery and found a possible suspect, 57-year-old Antonio Sanchez.

According to the report Sanchez lives near the bank. Officers reportedly made contact with Sanchez outside his home and said that he matched the description on the camera footage, and they also found $100.00 bills on him.

Sanchez was then taken to the Clewiston Police Department for questioning.

Detectives, Hendry County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Units, and the FBI got a warrant
to search Sanchez's home on the 300 Block of Benito Street and reportedly found stolen cash hidden inside a pillowcase, the blue bag he used to carry the stolen cash along with the same clothing he wore in the footage, and a walkie-talkie that was used to depict a weapon during the robbery according to the report.

It happened at the First Bank located at 300 East Sugarland Highway on Tuesday morning around 9:30 a.m.

Sanchez is now arrested and charged with Armed Bank Robbery according to the report.

Detectives say that it is still an ongoing investigation and ask that anyone with additional information, to call Detective Williams at (863)983-1474.

Initial Post:

Investigators say a man wearing a camouflage-patterned hat, face mask, orange vest, and blue jeans demanded money from the teller.

They say the suspect implied he had a weapon and fled from the scene with cash.

Officers along with deputies searched the area and were not able to locate the suspect.

Schools in the area as well as Hendry Regional Medical Center went on a brief lockdown until cleared.

Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are responding to the scene to assist

Anyone with information about this crime should call (863) 983-1474.