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article imageBank robber returns to bar to finish beer

By Kevin Fitzgerald     Dec 23, 2011 in Crime
Tampa - Authorities say that an alleged Florida bank robber ordered a beer at a tavern, left to go and rob a nearby bank, then returned a half an hour later to finish his beer. Authorities apprehended the suspect while he was inside the bar.
WPBF reports that police arrested 52-year-old John Robin Whittle while inside the Hayloft Bar in Port Richey Thursday afternoon.
Wells Fargo notified police at 1:42 pm that they had been robbed and gave the suspect's description, according to Tampa Bay Online. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.
While police were searching the nearby area, they located the suspect inside the bar. They were able to identify him from the description provided by bank employees.
A similar incident happened in October, when a man in Wyoming was arrested while having a beer at a restaurant less than two-hours after he had robbed a Bank of America branch.
In 2009, a 72-year-old man was arrested in Newport Beach, CA after he robbed a Wachovia Bank. Police found him shortly thereafter having a drink at a local bar.
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