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Bank robber hits third bank, reward increased

Clearwater, Florida -- Clearwater Police are searching for a serial bank robber with an affinity for PNC banks.

Police say the man hit his third PNC Bank in less than a month Tuesday afternoon. This time it was the bank on Countryside Boulevard.

Officers say he walked into the bank around 4:15 p.m. and demanded money from employees and customers at gunpoint. After receiving the undisclosed amount of cash, he fled on foot through the nearby Inverness Condominiums. A K-9 unit searched for the robber but the trail went cold.

Detectives say they believe this is the man wanted in two other PNC Bank robberies. The first on May 26 at the Gulf to Bay location and the second on June 8 at the Largo location in the 2600 block of Roosevelt Boulevard.

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He is described as a white male between 20 and 30 years old, approximately 5'8" to 5'9", with a thin build and short, medium brown hair. He was last seen in this most recent robbery wearing a green long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers and a black ball cap.

PNC Bank has increased its reward to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clearwater Police Department Tip Line at 727-562-4422. You can also remain anonymous by sending information to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the Police Departments website at www.clearwaterpolice.org or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ClearwaterPolice

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