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Man Caught By Police After Robbing Bank, Fleeing On Bicycle

1:00 PM, May 8, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man who used a bicycle as his getaway vehicle after robbing a Wells Fargo bank this morning said he robbed the bank of $2,000 because he owed money to a drug dealer.

Around 9 a.m., James Jones, 48, entered the Wells Fargo at 380 S. Edgewood Avenue, according to Lieutenant Derrick Lewis with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office robbery division.

Jones gave a teller a note that stated "give me 20 $100 bills in an envelope, I have a gun," according to a JSO police report.

The teller complied and Jones then took the cash and biked away in an unknown direction, Lewis said. He was carrying a red bookbag, according to the police report.

Police found Jones riding north on Edgewood Avenue and a search revealed the envelope containing $100 bills, clothing, and a large kitchen knife with a black handle.

The bank staff positively identified Jones as the robber, Lewis said.

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