Police Search for Suspect Who Tried to Rob Florida Bank Wearing ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Mask

Lorenz Duchamps
By Lorenz Duchamps
February 7, 2022US News
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Police Search for Suspect Who Tried to Rob Florida Bank Wearing ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Mask
This collage of pictures shows the suspect who has been accused of trying to rob a Florida Credit Union bank on Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida, on Feb. 2, 2022. (Courtesy of DeLand Police Department)

Authorities in Florida are searching for a suspect accused of trying to rob a bank last week while being equipped with a hammer and wearing a “Sonic the Hedgehog” mask.

DeLand Police Department said in a statement on Facebook that officers were dispatched to Florida Credit Union at about 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 in reference to an armed robbery in progress.

“When officers arrived on-scene, contact was made with witnesses who stated that a subject (believed to be a male by their tone of voice) wearing a ‘sonic the hedgehog mask’ entered the bank displaying a hammer and demanding money from the teller,” the police department said.

“While demanding cash from the teller, the suspect then struck the teller’s window with the hammer as he continued with his demands,” it added. “After being confronted by a bank employee, the suspect fled the location on foot.”

Investigators said the suspect was last seen wearing a black hoodie and pants. He also carried a black or gray backpack or duffle bag.

No arrest has been made yet and police said the investigation remains ongoing.

The vice president of Florida Credit Union said nobody was injured while the attempted robbery was in progress and the suspect also failed to take any money, adding that there was no damage to the building or windows.

“Everybody is safe, nothing was taken, and local police are on it,” Brian Leatherman told the West Volusia Beacon.

Authorities are urging anyone with information leading to the identification or arrest of the suspect to contact the DeLand Police Department at 386-626-7429.

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