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Suspect arrested in connection to Wells Fargo robbery

Posted at 8:58 AM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 09:11:28-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Police Department has arrested the suspect connected to the bank robbery that happened earlier this week at the Wells Fargo on North Monroe Street.

Police say the robbery happened just after 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Bank on North Monroe Street.

They say a man in his 20s walked into the bank and passed a note to a teller demanding money and implying he had a weapon. The man then ran away on foot with an undisclosed amount of money

After Wednesday’s robbery, police were able to the identify the suspect as 22-year-old Joseph Jefferson III.

They obtained a warrant for the crime and the case was handed over to the Tallahassee Police Department’s Career Criminal Unit and the US Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force.

TPD says after an extensive search of areas Jefferson was known to frequently visit, he was finally arrested on Thursday around 6 p.m.

The apprehension occurred while Jefferson was walking in the 400 block of Putnam Drive by members of TPD’s Career Criminal Unit, the US Marshals, and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office’s S.P.I.D.E.R. Unit.

During the arrest, baggies of "Molly" were found in his possession.

Based on the evidence, Jefferson was transported to the Leon County Detention Facility.

He is being charged with robbery and possession of a controlled substance.