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Tampa Police apprehend bank robbery suspects

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Tampa Police say the suspects may be involved in a December bank robbery. Tampa Police say the suspects may be involved in a December bank robbery.
Brown, 26, is facing bank robbery charges. Brown, 26, is facing bank robbery charges.
McKinley, 24, was released from state prison last year. McKinley, 24, was released from state prison last year.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Tampa Police arrested a pair of convicted felons Friday on bank robbery charges.

Kevrick L. Brown, 26, and Erskine J. McKinley, 24, are being held without bond at the Hillsborough County Jail.

According to a TPD report just after 10 a.m. Friday the Fifth-Third Bank location on West Swann Ave. was robbed in a ‘takeover style’ fashion. Two masked suspects committed the crime, one armed with a Mac-10 style firearm.
 
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The pair arrived and fled in a stolen vehicle. They abandoned it several blocks from the bank and fled.

The robbery was similar to a crime committed on December 16, 2013at the BB&T Bank located at the intersection of Gandy Blvd. and Himes Ave.

Detectives still working several leads in that case indentified a potential suspect for both robberies. Several TPD units were dispatched to 3107 West Ballast Point where a surveillance operation began. Brown and McKinley were spotted at the residence and through a coordinated effort between K-9 and Air Service the two men were detained and questioned.

A search warrant was executed at the home and some items used during Friday’s robbery – clothing, gloves, bag and firearm – were seized. Brown and McKinley were charged with one count of armed robbery with a firearm.

Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues.

At the time of this arrest Brown was already on felony probation for a battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting conviction out of Hillsborough County.

McKinley was released from state prison in July after serving six years for a robbery and attempted murder conviction out of Palm Beach County. Detectives are still looking for a driver who may have assisted the suspects with Friday’s robbery and possibly others.

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