A Port St. Lucie man was arrested on the afternoon of September 6, and charged with robbery without using a firearm in connection with a Fort Pierce bank robbery earlier that morning. The arrest was the second that day involving a regional bank robbery, the other taking place earlier in West Palm Beach.
The arrest report indicated that the man allegedly threatened the teller at the Suntrust Bank branch at 700 Virginia Avenue by saying that he was holding an explosive device. In addition, he asked that no dye pack be placed inside to avoid easy identification later.
After a suspect was identified by an FBI Task Force and detectives from St. Lucie County Sheriff’s office, investigators arrested the man at his home. That identification came primarily from a bank surveillance video that indicated the bank robber was attempting to disguise his appearance by wearing a camouflage hat in the robbery.
That report also indicated that the man was wearing a watch similar to one the thief wore. In addition, the man was in possession of bills that matched the denominations taken from the bank. He remains in St. Lucie County jail on $100,000 bail.
Regardless of the circumstances or location, the man is in strong need of a Fort Pierce criminal defense attorney. Jonathan Jay Kirschner is experienced in handling these types of cases and offers a vigorous defense of his clients. Within the realm of that effort is tireless research that explores all aspects of a case and offers his clients the best opportunity for success.
Jonathan Jay Kirschner’s background as a Fort Pierce criminal defense attorney has spanned more than three decades. During that time, he’s become readily aware of the flaws within the legal system. Mistaken identifications, alleged conversations for which no actual proof exists or simple possession of items can all have serious legal implications without proper counsel.
In the latter case, Kirschner knows that individuals aren’t necessarily guilty of a crime if they’re unaware of the origin of the item they’re holding. Having devoted his professional career to getting at the truth, he’s committed to helping his clients.
So if you or someone you know is in immediate need of a quality Fort Pierce criminal lawyer, contact the law offices of Jonathan Jay Kirschner and set up a free consultation in order to discuss the extent of your case.