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October 1, 2002

N E W S   R E L E A S E

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Bank Robbery in Destin this afternoon (Tuesday afternoon).

Deputies were called to the SouthTrust bank at 34877 Emerald Coast Parkway at 12:20 this afternoon (Tuesday afternoon).

The robber is described as a white man, possibly in his 20's, about five-foot-eleven, with short brown hair, wearing a dark polo shirt, and dark pants. He is believed to have departed westbound on Highway 98 in a dark colored car, described by witnesses as possibly a Camaro, Firebird or similar vehicle.

No weapon was displayed during the holdup.

Anybody with information that may be useful in the investigation may contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at (850) 651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-TIPS (863-8477).

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420

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