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Deputies: Man sought in Palm Coast credit union robbery

Credit union surveillance images released by Flagler County Sheriff's Office
Credit union surveillance images released by Flagler County Sheriff's Office

PALM COAST, Fla. – Deputies are searching for a man who robbed the Space Coast Credit Union in Palm Coast Wednesday morning, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office announced. 

A man -- who's described as being between 20 to 30 years old with a goatee or beard and wearing a long-sleeve gray T-shirt, black pants and black sneakers -- went into the credit union about 10:40 a.m., demanded money from the teller and took off after receiving the cash, deputies said.

The man had a firearm in his waistband, but did not point the weapon at anyone, deputies said. It's unknown whether he took off on foot or in a vehicle.

No injuries were reported. 

Sheriff Rick Staly, deputy sheriffs, K-9 units, tactical teams and Flagler County FireFlight responded to the scene to search for the man. A “Be On The Lookout” alert was also sent to state and local agencies.

Nearby businesses were alerted of the incident and the Palm Coast United Methodist Church and
Sunshine Academy were temporarily placed on lockdown while the search was conducted.

“This suspect should be considered armed and potentially dangerous,” Sheriff Staly said. “This case is
under active investigation. Help us give this guy a room at our Green Roof Inn.”

Anyone with information about the robbery or the man seen in the surveillance images is asked to call the FCSO non-emergency line at 386-313-4911 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-277-8477.