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Haines City PD identify bank robbery suspect; make arrest

Posted at 11:18 PM, Mar 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-25 05:05:04-04

HAINES CITY, Fla — The Haines City Police said they identified a suspect in a bank robbery and man an arrest on Thursday night.

Police asked for help identifying a man who stole money and other items from a local gas station early Thursday morning.

According to police, the man pictured arrived at 7-Eleven on 1690 E. Hinson Ave., at about 2:45 a.m. He was later identified as Christian Rios, 22.

Haines City PD said Rios was arrested in Orlando by the Orlando Police Department.

Previously, police said Rios walked around the store until other customers left before going behind the counter and demanding that employees give him money out of the cash register. The man had a pocketknife with a four-inch blade that later fell out of his pocket, police said.

He was given money by the cashier and grabbed other items before leaving the scene.