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HB man arrested for Sarasota bank robberies

By Mark Young, Islander Reporter

Sarasota police say Danny H. Nemeth, 44, of Holmes Beach, is identified in surveillance video as the man who robbed the Bank of America in Sarasota March 2. Islander Photos Courtesy SPD

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44-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested for robbing a Sarasota bank March 2, and also has admitted to a second robbery, according to the Sarasota Police Department.

Police say Danny H. Nemeth, of 112 31st St., Holmes Beach, walked into the Bank of America, 3175 Fruitville Road and approached the bank teller with a black bag in his hand after standing in line.

According to a SPD release, Nemeth said, “Fill my bag with everything you got. No dye pack or I’ll come back and hurt you.”

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, Nemeth exited the bank. He was observed by a witness getting into a primer grey Nissan pickup truck. Police responded to the robbery at approximately 4:40 p.m., and spotted Nemeth’s vehicle a short time late near the corner of University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge Road.

Police pulled Nemeth over without incident and secured him at the scene. The teller was brought to the location where she identified Nemeth as the man who robbed the bank.

Police recovered the money from under Nemeth’s truck seat.

During the ensuing interview, police say Nemeth admitted to a Feb. 29 robbery of BB&T Bank, 3201 N. Tamiami Trail.

According to SPD Capt. Paul Sutton, his department received assistance from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, which deployed numerous deputies and a helicopter, as well as help from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

“We are grateful for their help,” Sutton said in a prepared statement.

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