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Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-007085
Date of original release: 02-19-20

Bank Robber Arrest

Today, February 19, St. Petersburg Police arrested Derrick Newsome, DOB 9-17-71, for robbing the BB&T Bank,100 34th St. North, yesterday.

Newsome entered the bank at 12:30 p.m., on Tuesday, February 18, and made off with an undisclosed amount of money. Surveillance photo attached.

At this time Newsome faces one charge of robbery, however detectives are looking into whether he may be connected to several other bank robberies in St. Petersburg since December

The FBI Tampa Pinellas Resident Agency assisted with this investigation.

Derrick Newsome

Derrick Newsome

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer