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Armed Robbers Strike Hancock Bank In Palm Harbor Shopping Center

| June 22, 2011

Hancock bank in the Palm Harbor Shopping Center this afternoon. (© FlaglerLive)

The bank in the Palm Harbor Shopping Center this afternoon. (© FlaglerLive)

An armed robber held up tellers at Hankock Bank in Palm Coast’s Palm Harbor Shopping Center at 2:57 this afternoon and got away with money. It’s not known how much. No one was hurt in the heist.

The robber was working in tandem with at least one other person, who drove a white, two-door Oldsmobile, possibly an SUV. The robber dove into the back seat while making his getaway, and the vehicle hit a curb quite violently on its way toward Florida Park Drive, according to Flagler County Sheriff’s Spokesman Kevin Byrne. The tire may have been damaged or flattened. It’s not known which direction the robbers took on Florida Park Drive.

The robber is a white male with fuzzy hair. He wore a dirty-white baseball cap, a long-sleeved shirt, and dark blue jeans, white sneakers and mirrored sunglasses. He ordered tellers to put up their hands when he entered the bank.

The sheriff’s office has notified all other local banks of the robbery.

“We’re still at the scene,” Byrne said, “and we pretty much have the area saturated between there and the surrounding areas–Old Kings Road, Palm Coast Parkway.”

Investigators will be reviewing the surveillance tapes. Callers may report any information regarding the case to the sheriff’s office at 386/313-4911.

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6 Responses for “Armed Robbers Strike Hancock Bank In Palm Harbor Shopping Center”

  1. Rob says:

    Blame it on those Internet cafes.

    Yep, those businesses sure do attract crime.

  2. kevin says:

    It’s Bush’s fault that they were driven to crime but Obama is here to save us as per his comments yesterday. New “change” is coming if we just let him get started and give him time since he is just getting through the problems of the last ten years. God bless politicans and Mr. Obama–he is so honest and caring for us all, here and abroad.

  3. Kathy says:

    Bull!! No one is to blame except the idiots who commit the crime. If they’re smart enough to get in and out with the money, they’re smart enough to know it’s a crime & in the end they will pay. Place the blame where it belongs, on the person committing it.

  4. anonymous says:

    UMM,,yeah I am pretty sure we still had numerous bank robberies before there were ever any internet cafes here in town, I agree with you Kathy blame the stupid idiots that committed the crime

  5. NortonSmitty says:

    Steal a few thousand from the bank, go to jail for life. Steal a few billion from the people, get a bigger bonus! Is this a great country or what?

  6. observant says:

    It’s interesting how a bank robbery, done by two gentlemen on their own accord is blamed on the president or internet cafes?
    Get your head out of your asses people… Not everything is about politics.. My god..

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