By: Sharon Aron Baron

A bank robbery in Parkland was prevented thanks to alert bank officials who noticed a customer who was dressed a bit inappropriately for summer.

On Tuesday at around noon, a male suspect wearing flannel shirt, jeans, and a ski mask approached the front doors of a Mercantil Bank branch located at 8017 N University Drive in the Parkland Commons plaza.  He attempted to enter, however, was unable to gain entry.

“If you see someone on a balmy summer day trying to enter a bank in flannel and wearing a ski mask, you should call 911 from a safe distance,” said FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock.

Investigators believe a robbery was thwarted due to alert bank officials and are looking for any information on the identity of the suspect. Call the FBI at 754-703-2000 or Crimestoppers.

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Parkland Talk. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.

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