UPDATE: Suspect in PNC Bank robbery caught

SEBASTIAN – The Sebastian Police Department announced Thursday evening that authorities have arrested the man they believe held up the PNC Bank earlier this week.

The suspect, identifed as Jeffrey Alan Lessard, 40, of Palm Bay, was arrested by Palm Bay authorities and taken to the Brevard County Jail.


Authorities credited surveillance images with leading them to his identity and subsequent arrest.

Lessard is accused of entering the PNC Bank in Sebastian the afternoon of Tuesday, July 20, and demanding money from the teller. No one was injured in the robbery.


Originally reported 3:43 p.m. July 20.

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