Police looking for suspect in San Marco bank robbery

Jacksonville police describe robber, expect to release surveillance photos

By Zachery Lashway - Reporter/anchor, Steve Patrick - News4Jax digital managing editor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police are searching for a man wearing a fluorescent green shirt who held up the Wells Fargo Bank on Atlantic Boulevard in San Marco shortly after it opened Friday.

A Jacksonville robbery detective said the man gave a note to a teller demanding money, received an undisclosed amount of cash and walked out. The teller hit a panic alarm at 9:28 a.m.

Police said the man did not display a gun and no one was hurt. There are no surveillance cameras outside the bank, so they don't know which way direction the robber went. Officers are checking the cameras of surrounding businesses to see if they recorded the robber's movements.

The bank's internal cameras captured clear images of the man, who did not have his face covered. 

The robber was described as a bald black man with a mustache, 40 to 50 years old, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. In addition to the fluorescent shirt, he was wearing blue jeans and boots.

The bank remained closed and surrounded by evidence tape through noon. 

About 1:40 p.m. Clay County deputies announced a Wells Fargo in Orange Park had also been robbed Friday. No one was hurt. It's unclear if the heists are connected.

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