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Bank robbery in Coral Springs adds to slew of heists in South Florida

Video surveillance shows a man demand money at a BB&T bank branch at 4695 University Drive around 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Video surveillance shows a man demand money at a BB&T bank branch at 4695 University Drive around 10 a.m. Wednesday. FBI

The FBI released pictures from a bank robbery in Coral Springs Wednesday morning.

A man, dressed in a black T-shirt, black pants and a white baseball cap, entered the BB&T bank branch at 4695 University Dr. around 10 a.m. and demanded money from a bank employee, according to authorities.

No one was injured.

Money was taken, but authorities did not release how much at this time.

Wednesday’s robbery marks the most recent in a slew of robberies at South Florida banks since late August.

On Monday, a bank robbery in North Miami Beach turned deadly after a brief police chase led to the lockdown of two schools and an exchange of gunfire killed a suspect.

Just a few days earlier, on Oct. 30, a small band of bank robbers, which the FBI believes could be behind four heists since late August, committed its latest hit when three men entered a BB&T bank branch at 2375 SW 122nd Ave. in Miami-Dade and demanded money. All were armed and displayed weapons, but no one was injured.

Federal agents believe the group of men, who always wear baseball caps, are getting more brazen in their attacks.

They “went from presenting notes to displaying firearms, taking employees and customers as hostages, and cleaning out the vault,” said FBI Task Force officer Robert Lanier.

The FBI urges anyone with information to any of the cases to call 305-944-9101 or Crimestoppers.

Miami Herald writer Charles Rabin contributed to this report.

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