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Zephyrhills Police Department
Wednesday August 11th, 2010 :: 02:29 p.m. EDT

Today at 11:44 AM a W/M suspect robbed Center State Bank in Z-hills. at 11:50 AM the suspect was stopped and arrested

Today, August 11, 2010 at 11:44 A.M. a robbery occurred at Center State Bank at 6930 Gall Blvd. in Zephyrhills. The white, male suspect passed a note to a teller demanding money. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and left the area in a white pickup truck with possible lightning bolt designs on the side. At 11:50 A.M. Zephyrhills officers stopped a vehicle matching the description on 20th St. at 7th Ave. Subsequent investigation by officers led to the arrest of the driver/suspect, Joseph E. Lavelle W/M, 10-13-60, of 231 S.E. 3rd Ave, Delray Beach Florida. There were no injuries during the robbery. Suspect Lavelle admitted to the crime and money from the bank was recovered.

Zephyrhills Police Department
6118 8th St
Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 813-780-0050

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