Man arrested for Wednesday bank robbery in Sarasota

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**UPDATE** Sarasota Police have announced the arrest of 35-year-old Gregory Thompson in Bradenton Thursday morning.

He was taken into custody by Manatee County Sheriff's detectives and charged with the robbery of the Fifth Third Bank in Sarasota Wednesday.

He is currently detained in the Manatee County jail and could face other pending charges in Manatee County.


SARASOTA - Police are looking for a bank robber who struck in the heart of downtown Sarasota Wednesday.

At around 12:15 pm, a robbery occurred at the Fifth Third Bank, 50 N. Central Avenue.

The suspect entered the bank, approached the teller, and demanded money while threatening the victim.

The suspect fled the bank with the cash on foot traveling east on 1st Street. He was last seen running southbound towards Main Street from 1st Street.

Sarasota Police have identified the suspect, he is, 35-year-old Gregory Thompson. Thompson is wanted for the Bank Robbery. He is reported to be homeless. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Detective Todd at 954-7091.