10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL
LEE COUNTY — Posted at 11:30 a.m.
In an incident report, a teller at the Wachovia describes the suspect as an older white male who demanded a specific amount of money.
She told Lee deputies the man approached her teller window, placed a purse on the counter and then told her to read the note inside.
The note read, "I need 2,600 dollars. I have a gun and don't want to hurt anybody. Place the note back into the purse with the money."
The teller emptied her cash drawer into the purse, according to the report, and the man left. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, fleeing on foot across the mall.
As the man left, the teller triggered a silent alarm.
The suspect is described as a white male, roughly 5 feet tall and between 65 and 70 years of age. He had a pale complexion and wrinkly skin, the teller said. The man wore a black nylon hoodie jacket with gray horizontal stripes, white pants and a Khaki colored baseball cap.
Posted on Thursday
A person of unknown gender walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash from an Estero bank Thursday afternoon.
The Lee County Sheriff's office is asking for assistance in finding the suspect pictured in surveillance footage, who is described as a white male or female, 65 to 70 years old, wearing a black and white nylon sweater, khaki hat and white pants.
Before deputies responded at 3:48 p.m., the person walked into a Wachovia Bank, located at 10870 Miromar Outlet Drive, according to a Sheriff's Office release.
The suspect entered the bank, implied having a weapon but did not display one, and then walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash in the direction of the Miromar Outlet Mall, the release said.
A helicopter and K-9 search of the area turned up empty, the release said.
Those who can provide information leading to an arrest are asked to call the Sheriff's Office directly at (239) 477-1000 or remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 by calling Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at (800)-780-8477.