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Reward offered in last week's bank robbery

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Posted at 10:09 AM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 10:09:10-05

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Well Fargo is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in last week's armed bank robbery, bringing the total available reward to $6,000.

The robbery happened Thursday, December 3rd at the Well Fargo branch on Hancock Bridge Parkway.

According to detectives, a man dressed in a hooded sweatshirt, gloves and a mask covering his face, entered the bank just after 10:00 a.m., boldly pointed a gun at one of the tellers, and demanded money.  After acquiring the cash, the man fled on foot in a northbound direction. 

Due to the fact that he was heavily concealed, it is unknown if the suspect is a white or black male.

“We hope, at this point, that the suspect has mentioned something about the crime to someone, and that person or persons will do the right thing and share what they know,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.  “History has shown that when someone gets away with a crime, there is a increased likelihood that they will continue with their criminal pattern.  Crime Stoppers strongly encourages anyone with information on the identity of this person to come forward before anyone else is victimized by this man.”

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the Wells Fargo robber is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers and up to $5,000 from Wells Fargo.  Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.