• Deputies: Bank robbery suspect caught minutes after robbery

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    ORANGE PARK, Fla. - A bank robbery suspect was taken into custody just minutes after the robbery by the Clay County Sheriff's Office on Thursday afternoon. 

    According to CCSO spokeswoman Mary Justino, 56-year-old Robert Hayes entered Compass Bank at 546 Blanding Blvd. at 4:50 p.m.

    Justino said Hayes told the teller he was armed but did not display a weapon and left with an undisclosed amount of money.

    The man then left the bank on a bicycle that witnesses saw placed in a truck bed. 

    Deputies took Hayes into custody after a traffic stop farther south on Blanding Boulevard in a shopping complex near Marshalls.

    No one was injured during the arrest, Justino said.


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