Suspect Sought in Tallahassee Bank Robbery

It was a quiet afternoon at the Stratford Landings apartments. Joey Malaro was signing a lease for new residents; others were watching over their kids.

Joey Malaro, the Stratford Apartments assistant manager, says, "I saw the cops running behind the guy and I saw a man run by."

What they saw were Tallahassee police officers chasing after a van full of bank robbers and a helicopter overhead.

It all started at the Capital City Bank on Capital Circle Northwest. Police say two masked men robbed the bank at gunpoint while another man stood on the lookout, but their getaway would be short lived.

Police found the van, bringing us back to the chase that ended at Stratford Landing.

Faquita Pugh, a resident, said, "He just ran right here and dropped the money as you see right here. We figured they robbed a bank or something because we didn't know what was going on."

Investigators say two suspects were rounded up on scene; another is on the run.

Marah Clary, also a resident, says, "At the end you're going to have to deal with the consequences, which is they'll probably end up in jail."

OFC John Newland, Tallahassee police spokesperson, says, "They've got to remember 10-20-Life anytime you commit that type of crime with guns."

Investigators won't say how much money was stolen, but they did say you can't rob a bank and get away with it, and soon they hope to have another case closed.

Police say two suspects are in custody, but they need help finding the third described as a black man in his mid 20s standing 5’11” with a muscular build. He has long dreadlocks to his waist. He goes by the nickname of “dread.”

If you know where he is, call Tallahassee police at 891-4200.


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