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***Update At 1:45 p.m. On 2/8/2013: Bank Robbery Suspect Found Deceased*** 13-028 Detectives Seek Public’s Help To Locate Seminole Bank Robbery Suspect

Update at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013
***Update Begins***
Detectives have advised that the suspect in the Bank of America Robbery that occurred on February 6, 2013 was found deceased. The body of  Richard Plent, was located during the morning hours of February 8, 2013 in Millenium Park located at 12410 74th Avenue in Seminole. Detectives say the death is not suspicious. According to detectives, the preliminary investigation indicates the suspect may have have died due to an overdose from over the counter medications. The manner and cause of death will be determined through an autopsy by the Medical Examiner’s Office.
***Update Ends***

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Robbery/Homicide Unit

Suspect is identified as:
Richard Plent
DOB: 03/31/1961
Address: Transient

Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect in a robbery at the Bank of America in Seminole.

The robbery occurred at about 9:13 a.m. on February 6, 2013.

The robbery occurred at the Bank of America located at 6801 Seminole Boulevard in Seminole.

According to detectives the suspect entered the bank and demanded cash from the teller. The teller complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was last seen running out of the south door of the bank.

Through their investigation detectives were able to identify the suspect as 51 year-old Richard Plent. Detectives are asking for any information the public may have on his whereabouts. Plent is a transient. Detectives say he may be staying in a motel in the Clearwater or St. Petersburg area.

Surveillance photos of Plent are below. Plent is 5’8″ tall, about 250 pounds and is known to be riding a green scooter bearing Florida tag 8628KA.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information on Plent’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Jeff Capra of the Robbery Homicide Unit at (727)582-6200; or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1800-873-TIPS.



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10750 Ulmerton Rd.

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