PALM HARBOR – A Palm Harbor man was arrested just after 3 p.m. Nov. 30 in connection with the Nov. 28 robbery of the Bank of America 4000 Lake St. George Drive.
Cody Waugh, 29, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on one charge of strong arm robbery about 4:20 p.m. and was released on a $10,000 surety bond at 11 p.m.
According to detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Waugh entered the bank about 10:20 a.m. Nov. 28 and handed the teller a note demanding cash. He implied he had a gun. The teller complied with the demand and the suspect fled on foot northbound on Lake St. George Drive.
Detectives received a call on Nov. 30 from an individual who said they had seen the photo of the suspect on the Palm Harbor Patch website and thought they recognized the suspect. Detectives interviewed Waugh who admitted to the robbery and stated he used some of the stolen money to catch up on his rent, pay for furniture rental and to purchase personal items for himself and his wife.