VIDEO/PHOTOS: Police search for suspect in Bonita bank robbery

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— Lee County Sheriff’s deputies searched for the suspect in an afternoon bank robbery on Wednesday.

The Royal Bank of Canada at 9430 Bonita Beach Road, just east of U.S. 41 in front of the Spanish Wells community, was robbed just after 3 p.m., according to an agency spokesman.

The suspect has been described as a white male, “short and older,” according to the spokesman, Tony Schall.

The man demanded money from a teller, implied he had a weapon and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, Schall said.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Surveillance video shows the suspect wore a white jacket and a white hat, obscuring his face.

A police scanner be-on-the-lookout report said the suspect was wearing a red wig.

The News-Press (Fort Myers) reported a witness account that the suspect wore a wig and counted his money behind the bank.

Capt. Kathryn Rairden of the Sheriff’s Office said she heard the same account but could not speak to its accuracy.

A Sheriff’s Office helicopter was searching the area shortly after the report, and deputies were posted at nearby intersections.

Detectives interviewed tellers and searched the adjacent area, and crime scene technicians could be seen dusting the bank’s front door for fingerprints.

Anyone with tips or information about the robbery should call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

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