for immediate release
January 11, 2001

N E W S   R E L E A S E

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a bank robbery in Destin late this afternoon (Thursday afternoon). Sought is a white male in his 40's, described as about five-foot-seven, medium build, with dirty blonde hair... and some traces of gray evident in his beard and mustache. He was wearing blue jeans, a gold jacket, and a black "Gilligan" style hat.

No weapon was displayed during the holdup at the Compass Bank, 34905 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin. No injuries were reported.

The robber approached a teller's window, produced a plastic "zip-lock" bag, and told bank personnel to put cash in the bag. He left on foot, westbound, at approximately 4:46 in the afternoon.

Anybody with information about the robber's identity is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at (850) 651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-TIPS.

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420

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