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Burglar Strikes Bank of Tampa

A lobby window was broken in the early morning crime.

A Christmas Eve burglar hoping to strike the Bank of Tampa on Amberly Drive left empty-handed, according to the Tampa Police Department.

Just before 4 a.m. today, Dec. 24, an intrusion alarm went off at the 15302 Amberly Drive bank, a media release said. When police arrived, they found the lobby window broken but no one inside. Surveillance video later revealed that a suspect entered the bank and then exited quickly without stealing anything.

A gold-colored Saturn, possibly a 2006 Ion, was spotted in the teller lane around the same time, the release said. The car is thought to be connected with the crime.

The suspect is described as a black male between the age of 17 and 25. He is of thin build and is between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet, 10 inches in height. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with writing on the front, dark pants and was carrying a dark backpack.

No further details were released.

Stay with Patch for more information as it becomes available. 

Editor's note: This article was updated at 11:56 a.m. Dec. 25 to reflect the bank name as Bank of Tampa. A previous version of the story said otherwise.

Jason Canada December 25, 2012 at 11:08 AM
It was Bank of Tampa
Sherri Lonon December 25, 2012 at 04:58 PM
You are absolutely correct. Thank you so much for the catch!

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