NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
October 24, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

OCSO INVESTIGATES MARY ESTHER BANK ROBBERY 

     The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery place at Regions Bank on Mary Esther Boulevard around 11:15 Friday morning.  Several customers were inside at the time.

     A teller says the robber walked up to the counter and handed her a note. She gave him cash and he left. There was no indication whether or not he had a weapon.

     The man is described as white, around 50 years old, and about five-foot-five inches tall. He was wearing a tan and blue baseball cap, a maroon fleece shirt, possibly hooded, and blue jeans with dark colored shoes.

      Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.

      Surveillance photos are not available at this time.

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