Bonita Springs man arrested in Wells Fargo bank robbery

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Linn Richard Thompson, 41, of Bonita Springs (Photo via Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. A 41-year-old man was arrested in connection with a Monday afternoon bank robbery, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers said Tuesday morning.

Linn Richard Thompson, of Bonita Springs, is accused of robbing the Wells Fargo bank at 9150 Bonita Beach Road SE.

The suspect allegedly entered the bank around 1 p.m., pushed a customer out of the way and demanded money from the teller, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. It’s unclear how much cash he took.

The suspect then left the bank and fled in a blue Jeep Liberty, according to witnesses who took photographs.

Deputies later found the vehicle at an Advanced Auto Parts store on South Tamiami Trail, according to a press release. The vehicle’s owner, later identified as Thompson, was brought in for questioning.

Thompson was arrested Monday evening and was taken to the Lee County Jail. He’s facing a robbery charge and is being held without bond.

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