FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested Nicola Mastrocola, 36, for robbery without a weapon after he allegedly held up a Bank of America, before stopping to gas up his get away vehicle.
He made his first appearance in court Saturday morning, and is being held on $50,000 bond. He is due back in court July 1.
Deputies were dispatched to the Bank of America, located at 6100 Whiskey Creek Drive, in reference to an armed robbery at 10:45 a.m.
Witnesses said a white male, approximately 5’10” tall with a slender build, wearing tan hat, sunglasses with dark shorts entered the bank and presented a note to the teller demanding cash. The suspect implied that he had a firearm. The teller complied and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No injuries were reported during the robbery.
The suspect’s description and directions of travel was immediately conveyed to all district deputies. Zones deputies encountered a suspect matching the description of suspect at the Sunoco Gas station located at 11401 McGregor Boulevard. As soon as the suspect noticed the deputies converge at his location he attempted to hide in the gas station. The suspect was subsequently detained.
Mastrocola was transported to the Lee County Jail for booking.