Pinellas County Sheriff's Office investigators say they identified Raymond A. Schaefer of St. Petersburg by lifting fingerprints from a demand note used to rob Cornerstone Community Bank in Seminole Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Times reported. He implied he had a gun and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
After witnesses saw the suspect fleeing, detectives found in a trash bin an orange jacket and baseball cap the robber had been wearing, and found the demand note in a pocket of the jacket.
Authorities tracked down Schaefer at a substance abuse treatment facility in St. Petersburg, and he was arrested.
Detectives noticed he matched the description of the suspect in a Dec. 6 robbery of Achieva Federal Credit Union in Largo.
Police allege he admitted committing that robbery, as well, saying he needed money to pay his girlfriend's rent, WTSP-TV, Tampa, reported.