LEE COUNTY, Fla.- UPDATE: The Whiskey Creek bank robber has been identified and arrested. He is Jacob Scott of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was apprehended by the U.S. Marshal’s task force at the Micro Hotel, 4056 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL.
Scott was located as the result of an anonymous tip. When agents made contact at the door, Scott jumped out of a third floor window but was apprehended without incident by units on the ground. Other agencies and units assisting in the apprehension were the FBI, Lee County Robbery Detectives, K-9, and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
Scott was placed under arrest for out of state warrants, including a warrant from North Carolina for bank robbery. Once his identity was known, robbery detectives prepared a photo lineup and met with the victim of the bank robbery in Lee County. The victim was able to positively identify Scott as the robber.
Scott is being held at the Charlotte County jail on the existing charges and a warrant will be issued for the robbery he committed in Lee County.
ORIGINAL REPORT: On Wednesday at 11:13 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a report of a bank robbery at Bank of America, located at 6100 Whiskey Creek Drive in Fort Myers.
Deputies quickly established a perimeter with the assistance of K9 and Aviation units but were unable to locate the suspect.
Due to the nature of the incident detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Robbery Unit responded to investigate. The investigation revealed a white male in a light colored Boston Red Sox ball cap, a white t-shirt with “CHAMPION” written on the front, and light colored plaid shorts entered the bank and approached a teller with a note and demanded money. He is described as being approximately 6’4” tall, 215 lbs, mid 20’s to early 30’s. He fled the scene in an older model 2 door silver or gold colored vehicle.
There was no weapon seen and no injuries during the incident.