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

Advisory

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.

Address/Location
Zephyrhills Police Department
6118 8th St
Zephyrhills, FL 33542

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

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