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St. Pete Police Charge One in Bank Robbery

Robert Johnson | St. Petersburg Police | Arrests

Police said he had the stolen money in his underwear when he was arrested.

ST. PETERSBURG – Police here have charged a St. Petersburg man with robbing a bank on Thursday (May 11).

The bank robber was identified as Robert Lee Johnson, 45, who has other aliases, including John Williams, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department. Pinellas County Jail records show he was booked into the jail Thursday under the name John Williams and charged with one count of strong arm robbery.

Police received a silent alarm about 2:59 p.m. Thursday from the Suntrust Bank at 3100 Central Ave. While patrol officers were en route, the bank confirmed it had been robbed. The robber had passed a note to a bank teller demanding money, officers said. The man was given an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank on foot.

Patrol officers arrived at the bank about 3:02 p.m. and one officer went to the PSTA bus terminal at 3180 Central Ave. to begin searching for the suspect. The officer saw a man matching the suspect’s description seated in the back of one of the buses that was preparing to leave the terminal.

Additional officers arrived and they boarded the bus where they arrested Johnson/Williams. Police said the stolen money was stuffed inside the front of his underwear.

For information about the St. Petersburg police, go to police.stpete.org.

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