SCSO: Bank robbery at SunTrust Bank

SCSO: Bank robbery at SunTrust Bank
Veres' most recent mug shot dated 09/17/20. (Source: MCSO)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a robbery that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Sarasota.

Deputies were first alerted just before 1 p.m. to a robbery at SunTrust Bank located at the 6000 block of S. Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41 and Stickney Point).

Responding deputies obtained the suspect’s description from witnesses and issued a BOLO in the area.

Deputies nearby located the possible suspect in the area of Mall Drive and Gateway Avenue and confirmed his identity through the help of witnesses. The suspect is identified as Sebastian I. Veres, 31, of Sarasota.

He is currently in custody and charges are pending.

Veres is still being interviewed and has not been booked into our facility yet.

Active scene at SunTrust bank in Sarasota roughly an hour after a bank robbery.
Active scene at SunTrust bank in Sarasota roughly an hour after a bank robbery. (Source: WWSB)

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