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Wells Fargo Bank Robber Nabbed

The bike-riding bandit had fled the bank on a two-wheeler last Thursday, after handing the teller a note.

St. Petersburg Police arrested Stephen Swiontek and charged him with the Aug. 9 robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank on Tyrone Boulevard, after the suspect allegedly hopped on a mountain bike and fled with the stolen cash. 

Swiontek was arrested at 601 49th St. North on Saturday without incident. Swiontek, according to Pinellas County Jail records, is no stranger to the law, with an arrest record that include grand theft autho, cocaine possession and domestic violence.

A History of Arrests

Here is a look at charges filed against him:

  • May 21: Obtaining Property in Return for W/L Check
  • Sept. 4, 2011: Retail Theft
  • Feb. 2, 2010: Petit Theft
  • June 6, 2010: Petit Theft
  • March 10, 2008: Possession of Cocaine and Paraphernalia
  • Oct. 17, 2007: Forgery and Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • Aug. 4, 2007: charged with Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Cocaine, Fleeing and Eluding Police and Forged Bills
  • Jan. 5, 2007: Domestic Violence and Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • July 29, 2006: Grand Theft Auto

On Aug. 9, police said Swiontek, who lives at 601 49 St. N, walked into a Wells Fargo, and handed the teller a note demanding money. 

According to St. Petersburg Police, the teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of money before the suspect fled the bank on a mountain bike. 

The robbery took place at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 1000 Tyrone Blvd. N.

Hook August 13, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Epic failure
CJ August 14, 2012 at 04:37 AM
why isn't he in prison already

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