Suspect in Monday’s Bonita Springs Wells Fargo bank robbery arrested

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Daniel Doucette, 41

Deputies have arrested a man suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank last month.

On February 28th, deputies were en route to a Wells Fargo Bank bank robbery in Bonita Springs when they learned the suspect, later identified as Daniel Doucette, 41, was demanding money from the teller.

Detectives said while Doucette was demanding money, he was placing his hand on his waistband, implying he has a firearm, and telling the victim to wait 90 seconds before calling law enforcement.

At that time, a photo of Doucette and a vehicle description were forwarded to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Real-Time Intelligence Center.

Detectives worked with SWFL Crime Stoppers to send out an alert with an image of Doucette to generate tips from the public.

On March 2, there was a license plate reader hit notifying deputies of Doucette’s vehicle entering Bonita Springs.

Deputies located his vehicle and conducted a traffic stop, which led to taking Doucette into custody.

Detectives found the backpack and clothing Doucette was wearing during the robbery still in his vehicle.

Doucette was then arrested on one count of Robbery without a Firearm.

“The teamwork shown during this incident by our RTIC, detectives, and deputies is unmatched,” said Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “Their combined efforts is the reason another criminal is behind bars.”

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