Armed man robs SunTrust Bank on Baymeadows Road

Robber, getaway driver got away with cash, police say


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An armed man robbed the SunTrust Bank on Baymeadows Road Tuesday afternoon, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

The man came into the bank about 12:20 p.m., approached a teller, displayed a firearm and demanded cash, Sgt. David Smith said.

The teller handed the man money, and he left the bank. He was last seen getting into the passenger side of full sized white four-door vehicle, Smith said.

The vehicle drove away onto Baymeadows Road in an unknown direction.

No one was injured in the robbery, Smith said.

The robber was described as a black man, approximately 6 feet tall, with a skinny build. He was wearing a dark colored two-piece sport suit, a light colored fedora with a brown or black strap, and dark colored sunglasses.

Smith said the man wore adhesive bandages across the bridge of his nose in an attempt to disguise his face.

Anyone with information about the identity or location of the robber is asked to call JSO at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

This was the seventh bank robbery or attempted bank robbery of the year.

The others were:

Feb. 8: An unarmed man attempted to rob a Wells Fargo on Edgewood Avenue West, but fled without any money, after the teller said he would have to fill out a withdrawal slip.

Feb. 8: An unarmed man walked into a Wells Fargo on Philips Highway, demanded and was given cash, and ran away.

March 9: A SunTrust Bank on St. Augustine Road was robbed by a  man who gave the teller a note. No weapon was seen.

March 18: A Fifth Third Bank on San Jose Boulevard was robbed by a short, black man wearing a wide-brimmed straw hat. He gave a note to a teller, and no weapon was seen.

March 29: A man attempted to rob a Regions Bank on St. Augustine Road. He gave a teller a note, but left without any money after she asked him to take off his hat.

June 15: A Chase Bank on San Jose Boulevard was robbed when a man, dressed all in dark clothing and wearing a long dark wig and big black sunglasses, pointed a small silver handgun at tellers and demanded money. He ran away.