Manhunt for brazen bank robbery suspects

In possession of surveillance photos, video and an abandoned stolen getaway car, the Port St. Lucie Police Department is seeking help from the public to solve a brazen morning bank robbery.

The Seacoast Bank, located in the 1100 block of SE Port St. Lucie Boulevard, was robbed by three men armed with guns shortly before 10 a.m. Dec. 28.

Nearly a dozen employees and customers were in the bank when the men entered, according to police. No one was injured, police said.

As of Tuesday, Jan. 2, authorities were still actively investigating the robbery, according to police spokesman Master Sgt. Frank Sabol. As such, he could provide no further comment.

Surveillance images of the robbers entering the bank also show two customers, a man and a woman, sitting in chairs grouped in the center of the room. Security images of the robbers leaving the bank show the same customers still seated.

The robbers had their faces covered, jumped the teller counter and stole an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing.

The vehicle was a white SUV reported stolen out of western Florida. About an hour after the robbery, the vehicle was discovered abandoned about a block away from the bank.

Police have not yet determined what vehicle – if any – the men took after abandoning their getaway car.

The suspects are described as black males. One surveillance photo shows one robber wearing what appears to be blue latex gloves and holding a small handgun while an accomplice empties a drawer into a bag. Another image shows a second robber wearing what might be camouflage-type colored gloves and large sunglasses. The third robber appeared to be wearing a button-down shirt, work gloves, a ball cap and a face/head wrap with sunglasses.

While the police department continues its investigation, authorities encourage anyone with information to call 772-871-5001 or remain anonymous by calling Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273 TIPS.

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