LEE COUNTY, Fla.- On Tuesday, Fort Myers Police arrested 33-year-old Keith Jones. He made his first appearance in court this morning and was charged with two counts of robbery without a weapon. His bond was set at $150,000 for each count.
On Monday, at 1:35 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a robbery at the Fifth Third Bank, located at 1701 Boy Scout Drive. Upon arrival police learned that an unknown white male suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. He fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police received information that Jones closely resembled the suspect featured in the surveillance footage. The information coincided with that brought forth by an FMPD officer who also recognized the suspect as a probationer. FMPD Detectives obtained a search warrant for Jones’s residence and located items linking him to the crime. Detectives questioned Jones and he confessed to the Fifth Third Bank robbery. In addition, Jones confessed to the August 6th robbery of the Bank of America, located at 1511 Matthew Drive.
Jones was just released from prison in 2012, and was labeled a Habitual Violent Felony Offender. He'll be in court again on October 28th.
Police have solved four bank robberies in the last month.