According to police, a man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery of three banks in Longwood, Florida. The man had been released from prison back in December after having served a seven-year sentence for multiple criminal charges, including attempted carjacking, assaulting an officer and fleeing an officer.
Police have said that the man attempted to rob BB&T Bank at 3:55 p.m. before robbing Fidelity Bank four minutes later. During the attempted robberies, he passed a note to bank personnel, asking for cash. A similar event occurred at Fifth Third Bank, where the man was allegedly caught on surveillance video.
When the man was arrested, he was found with the note and money from Fidelity Bank. After his arrest, the man was transported to South Seminole Hospital because he was feeling unwell, but he was booked into the Seminole County Jail after being medically cleared for release. He could face a prison sentence if he is convicted for the robberies.
Florida residents who have been charged with a crime are entitled to representation. A criminal conviction can affect one’s ability to get a job or obtain a loan, so it is important for someone facing charges to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A skilled attorney may examine the evidence and determine the best courses of action for their clients. If the evidence is insufficient or if there are problems with how the evidence was obtained, it may be possible for an attorney to negotiate a lighter sentence or even get the charges dismissed.
Source: Orlando Sentinel, “Felon arrested, suspected in 3 Longwood bank robberies,” Susan Jacobson, March 13, 2013
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