JSO: Accused bank robber's girlfriend recognized him on news

Police: Man charged with armed robbery told girlfriend 'they needed money'

Bank surveillance images released by JSO
Bank surveillance images released by JSO

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man suspected of robbing the SunTrust Bank on San Jose Boulevard on Monday was arrested after his girlfriend recognized him from surveillance images released from the robbery, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Scott Cone, 28, was taken for a psychological evaluation after his arrest, according to the police report.

The report said Cone left his Mandarin apartment Monday morning, telling his girlfriend that he was going to pick up his paycheck.

Around 10:30 a.m., Cone walked into the SunTrust, approached a teller and handed the teller a note demanding money, police said. Cone did not say anything, and was given an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Police said Cone did not threaten anyone and that no customers were in the bank at the time.

Cone returned to his apartment with a large amount of cash, but the girlfriend didn't think anything of it until she saw him on surveillance images released to news outlets by the sheriff's office, police said.

According to the arrest report, she confronted Cone, and he admitted robbing the bank, saying they needed the money. He took some pills, and she called 911, police said.

Cone was arrested and charged with armed robbery.

Police searched his apartment and found the demand note used in the hold-up, some cash, and the shirt he wore during the robbery, the report said.