Fake-Bearded Bandit Robs West Melbourne Bank of America

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WEST MELBOURNE, Florida — At approximately 11:18 a.m. this morning, the Bank of America located at 3003 West New Haven Avenue in West Melbourne, Florida was robbed by a white male.


The description of the robber is a white male wearing dark long pants and a jacket (appeared to be a suit), white dress shirt with no tie, white or tan ball cap with SF on the front, black shoes, dark glasses, a fake beard and fake mustache.

Police say the robber did not speak but handed a note to a teller stating he had a gun and he would shoot if money is not given to him.  The teller complied and the robber fled westbound on foot with the cash.  

West Melbourne Police set up a perimeter and Brevard County Sheriff’s Office launched a STAR helicopter in an effort to locate the robber.   A K-9 track was initiated by a Melbourne Police K-9 unit. Police say that thus far, the robber has not been located.




Anyone with information possibly related to this incident is asked to contact Detective Mike Perez at West Melbourne Police Department, (321) 723-9673, ext. 762, e-mail: [email protected]
Or contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS. All callers to Crimeline remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

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