Woman shot, robbed at Brandon drive-up bank, suspect at large
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Deputies say a brazen robber is at large after shooting a woman at a drive-up bank in Brandon.
The shooting occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank on 204 Kings Ave. South, around 9 p.m.
According to investigators, the woman drove up to the outside night depository, but before she could make a deposit, she was approached by an armed man in a dark hoodie. He started yelling at her for money and tried to open her car door, but it was locked.
He then fired one shot into the driver’s side rear window and the second shot into the driver’s window, hitting the woman in her leg, deputies say. He then snatched her deposit bag and fled.
The woman was taken to Tampa General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Wells Fargo issued the following statement today:
“Wells Fargo’s top concern is the safety and well-being of our customers and team members. We are deeply saddened by the robbery at our Brandon location that resulted in the injury of one of our customers. Our thoughts are with her family, and we hope for her full recovery. We are cooperating fully with the authorities in their investigation of this crime, and we are referring all questions to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in order to preserve the integrity of that work.”
Deputies said anyone with information on the incident should call 813-247-8200. To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at http://www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile app. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.