Wife reports bank robbing husband

Jan. 7, 2011 at 4:00 AM   |   Comments

BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Florida police said they arrested a bank robbery suspect after his wife recognized his face in a surveillance photo on the news and reported him.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said Troy Sandifar, 45, allegedly robbed a First Bank branch of an unspecified amount of money at about 10:50 a.m. EST Tuesday and authorities received a call at about 6:30 p.m. from Afra Sandifar, who recognized her husband's face from a surveillance camera video broadcast on the evening news, the Bradenton (Fla.) Herald reported Thursday.

Deputies said Troy Sandifar fled the apartment with the cash from the robbery and his vehicle was stopped by authorities. However, he refused commands to exit the vehicle and was spotted swallowing what appeared to be a large amount of rock cocaine.

Sandifar was arrested after a brief struggle and taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital where he was treated for ingestion of drugs. Deputies said he made a full confession while being interviewed at the hospital.

The suspect was transferred to the Manatee County Jail and held without bond, deputies said.

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