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BANK ROBBER ARRESTED
At approximately 11:30pm on 11/29/10, Detective Thibodeau made an arrest in the robbery of the Florida Citizen's Bank, which occurred on that same date.
On yesterday's date, 11/29/10, at approximately 12:24 pm officers from the Ocala Police Department responded to Florida Citizen's Bank, 4201 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in reference to an armed robbery. A young white, male with a bald head came into the bank wearing a dark or black hoodie-type sweatshirt with red trim, blue jeans shorts, black tennis shoes with yellow stripes & white socks. He approached one of the tellers, displayed a black handgun and demanded money. After receiving an undetermined amount of money, the subject fled. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

A K-9 track was attempted with negative results and witnesses indicated the possibility of the suspect getting into a gold-colored SUV when fleeing the area.

Sureveillance video and photos of the bank robber were distributed to the media and, as a result, several tips on his identity were received. They advised that he was w/m Rory Benjamen Bishop, DOB 10/28/85.

Information was obtained that Bishop was residing in Scrambletown, FL. Detective Stephen Thibodeau coordinated with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, as Scrambletown is in their jurisdiction, and obtained the assistance of their K-9 and Air Units. Det. Thibodeau went to the residence, located at 8400 NE 152nd Court and knocked on the door. Bishop immediately exited with his hands in the air. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Ocala Police Department where he was interviewed by Det. Thibodeau. Bishop made statements at the scene of his arrest and during interview advising that he had committed the robbery at Florida Citizen's Bank on that same date. Bishop advised that he needed the money to pay for drugs he had obtained and used previously.

Rory Bishop was transported to the Marion County Jail where he was charged with one count of Robbery with a Firearm and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Bond was set at $60,000.00.




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