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Friday, May 22, 2015

Tampa Man Sentenced To More Than Ten Years For Bank Robbing Spree

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew has sentenced Todd Michael Vincent (48, Tampa) to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison for armed bank robbery. Vincent pleaded guilty to the charges on January 28, 2015.

According to court documents, between August and October 2014, Vincent robbed several bank branches, including Synovus Bank (Tampa), BB&T Bank (Seffner), and US Ameribank (Tampa). He also attempted to rob a Bank of America branch in Riverview. During several of the robberies, Vincent presented bank tellers with a note stating, “I have a gun.” On at least one occasion, he entered the bank, pointed a gun at the teller and said, “I want all of your money…I will shoot you.”

On September 11, 2014, law enforcement received a tip identifying Vincent from bank security photos, along with his possible location. After a brief chase by law enforcement, Vincent was apprehended. In his pocket was $1777.79. Along his flight path, officers recovered a bag containing $9100.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Natalie Hirt Adams and Megan Kistler.

Updated May 27, 2015