[UPDATE] Tallahassee State Bank Robbery

UPDATE 11.17.2010 6:55pm by Julie Montanaro

The hunt is on for a trio of bank robbers and their gold getaway car.

The heist happened at the Tallahassee State Bank near the corner of Capital Circle NE and Capital Medical Boulevard at about 9:45 this morning.

Police tell us two men went inside and held up a teller at gunpoint while a third man waited outside.

The men did leave a trail of clues behind. Crime scene investigators measured and photographed some footprints on the sidewalk nearby.

They also recovered a black backpack in the rear parking lot of the Towne Place Suites next door. That parking lot stretches all the way to Care Drive and the men may have made their getaway there.

Police have only a vague description of the culprits: three black men in dark clothing.

The bank surveillance photo posted with this story shows one of the men with a gun in his hand and an open back pack on the counter.

If you recognize him, saw that gold sedan, or have any information about the robbery, please call Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

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[UPDATE] 11-17 11:15AM -- by Julie Montanaro

TPD are the Tallahassee State Bank at the intersection of Capital Circle NE and Capital Medical Boulevard. TPD is not yet sharing details of robbery, but Crime Scene Investigators are measuring and photographing some footprints near the sidewalk. They also found a backpack in the rear parking lot of Towne Place Suites next door. That parking lot comes around to Care Drive.

TPD has released a statement:

This morning, approximately 9:45AM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to a reported bank robbery at 1868 Capital Circle Northeast (Tallahassee State Bank). Upon arrival, officers learned that two suspects entered the bank demanding money at gunpoint. A third suspect is believed to have waited outside. The teller complied with the demand and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no customers inside the bank during the robbery and no one was injured.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477). Remember, Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information. You could be eligible for a cash reward.

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:

3 Black Males, all dressed in dark clothing.

SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:

Possibly a gold sedan, unknown make or model.

Stay with WCTV for details.

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Tallahassee, Florida -- The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating a bank robbery located at 1868 Capital Circle NE (Tallahassee State Bank). No one was injured. No other details have been released at this time. Eyewitness News has a reporter on the story.

Stay with WCTV for details.


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  • by Ty Location: Tallahassee on Nov 19, 2010 at 05:18 AM
    I agree with JOHNSON!! There is to much crime rate in Tallahassee. But then again at the same time i also agree with Anonymous @ 8:47. There is sign everywhere that say NO Hat, No Sunglasses, No Hoodies, ETC,. Ive been banking with my bank (Wakulla Now Centennial) for 8 years and they know me well but i still have to abide by the rules. The crime rate is unbelieveably to high and needs be put to an end.
  • by Johnson Location: Tallahassee on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:15 AM
    Wow! I never would have guessed that suspect description!!! I wonder if the cops just copy and paste the suspect description everytime crimes occur in this town...especially with the FSU crime alerts...must be easy, just save the suspect descriptions and forward it on every time someone gets robbed haha pathethic
  • by Law Location: Tallahassee on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:10 AM
    In an event of extreme circumstance, my good friends wife had her car stolen from their home Sunday night (11/14/2010). It just so happened to be a gold sedan that fits the description of this getaway vehicle! His truck was broken into, as well as many other vehicles in his neighborhood over this past weekend. Hopefully TPD can make this connections. TPD, please look for any gold sedans that may have been stolen in the area this past week. Flag DAVID, FCIC, and NCIC.
  • by G Location: City on Nov 18, 2010 at 08:09 AM
    FDIC and NCUA do not insure robbery funds either! They insure funds on deposit in the event of bank/credit union failure. Financial Institutions pay for insurance for robbery, fraud etc etc
  • by HMA on Nov 18, 2010 at 07:57 AM
    Anonymous @ 8:47, The funds stolen are insured, but being robbed does cost a bank in other ways, (higher insurance premiums, improving security, etc.). The problem is that in order to prevent these types of robberies, deadly force must be used in many cases. A single innocent customer being killed in the crossfire would cost the bank much, much more. Even if only the robbers were killed, their families would probably sue someone. I believe that the only way to curb all types of robberies is for there to be a high chance of being killed or caught for attempting one. In the end, bank customers and taxpayers are the ones who are robbed.
  • by JustMe? Location: Edge of Reality on Nov 18, 2010 at 07:34 AM
    Anonymous@4:11 - You are right, you still would have to be granted entry into the lobby if you wanted to open a new account but you can bet your sweet bippy that wouldn't happen at my bank if your were wearing a ball cap, hoody, and sunglasses. I mean, how dense do you have to be to think that type of dress is normal for the inside of a bank. I just think it would be a hoot to watch one of these guys when he realized that teller just trapped him inside a bullet proof glass box on the way out the door. He can fire his weapon if he wants too, that bullet will bounce around until it hits SOMETHING. Be sure to hold it sideways, like a gangsta, dumbask. Haha.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 at 05:47 PM
    YOu have notices on the door that state no hats no sunglass. The guy comes in wearing a hoodie? You don't have a security gaurd who is all over that? YOu should have to look into a camera, before entering a bank. They are hiding in hats in sunglasses every single one of them. Have you ever delt with a Banker, they are all about protecting thier money. The deposit are insured. They are protected. So what motivation does a banker have to stop this? When the money is stolen they are reimbursed. Why would they spend money to pay for a security guard or extra security cameral? It cheeper not to.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 at 05:41 PM
    Who funds the payroll hours of local Law enforcement?
  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 at 05:38 PM
    Who funds the (FDIC)Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation?
  • by TallyTrashTalks2 Location: Tallahassee on Nov 17, 2010 at 04:48 PM
    I remember back in the 70's in Florida some convenience stores had signs posted on the doors, no shirt, no shoes..no service. How about a sign on the bank that says wear a hat, wear a hoodie..no service. Spotting a person that violates the sign would give the bank tellers a heads up to take a VERY close look at these people. I know...I know what you could do in the 70's violates somebody's rights nowdays, but not the case if you pass it as a law.
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