Bank robber foiled by Broward Sheriff’s Office in Tamarac
A Tamarac bank robber got the shock of his life when, as he exited a bank Saturday afternoon thinking he had gotten away with the heist, he was met by Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies who were waiting to take him into custody.
The suspect walked into the bank at around 1 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money. As the teller gathered the money she saw what appeared to be a handgun his pocket. The teller complied and handed the suspect the money, which he stuffed into a bag and began to exit. What the bank robber didn’t know is that the teller had activated the silent alarm. As he exited the bank he was met by BSO deputies. Shocked by their presence, the suspect began to run. After a very short foot chase, he was captured and taken into custody.
Deputies recovered the stolen money and the toy he had altered to resemble the grip of a gun.
In an interview, Robert Parsons, 56, admitted to the crime and said he robbed the bank because he’s behind on bills.
Parsons had no prior criminal history.
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