Deputies search for Port Charlotte bank robber

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PORT CHARLOTTE - Authorities are searching for a man they say robbed a C1 Bank in Port Charlotte Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, a man entered the C1 Bank at 1950 Tamiami Trail, just south of Cochran Boulevard, at 12:27pm Monday.  He robbed the bank then fled.

He is described as a white male in his 30’s, thin build, dark short receding hair, a two-day beard growth, wearing blue jeans and a grey long sleeve tee-shirt with a pink and blue logo on the front of the tee shirt.

CCSO detectives and deputies responded to the call and immediately set up a perimeter. A K9 unit and the helicopter were called out to search for the robber. The search continues.

If anyone has information about this C1 Bank robbery or the name of the subject in the surveillance photos, please call the CCSO at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).