Sanford Cops: Man arrested on armed bank robbery charges for alleged hold-up of Chase branch

Headline Surfer photo illustration / Above, the mug shot of Anfurnee Pritchard, 22, who has been charged in connection with an armed robbery of the Chase Bank branch in Sanford. 
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

SANFORD, Fla. -- Anfernee Pritchard was arrested on a felony charge of robbery with a weapon in connection with the June 27, robbery of the Chase Bank branch, Sanford cops said.

That day, Sanford police responded to a 9-1-1 call at 11:45 a.m. of an armed bank robbery at the Chase Bank, 3764 Orlando Drive. Bank employees reported that a black man wearing a dark-colored hoodie, jeans, and a mask concealing his face, brandished a black handgun and demanded money from the bank employees.

The armed robber left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. He then got into a dark grey Nissan with front end damage and drove west on Lake Mary Boulevard. No bank employees or customers were injured during the robbery. Sanford police investigators were able to locate the car used in the robbery at an apartment complex a short distance from the bank. 

Based on the investigation, probable cause was established to arrest Anfernee Pritchard, 22, in connection with the robbery. Police did not release specific details as to what the probable cause was that led them to Pritchard, who was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of robbery with a weapon. 

Sanford police investigators were able to locate the vehicle used in the robbery at an apartment complex a short distance from the bank. Based on the investigation, probable cause was established to arrest Anfernee Pritchard in connection with the robbery.

Police did not release details as to what the probable cause was that led them to Pritchard, who was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of robbery with a weapon. 

Pritchard is set for arraignment on Aug. 15 in the Seminole County Criminal Courthouse in Sanford on Aug. 15 before Judge Donna McIntosh. He is being held on $50,000 bail at the John E. Polk Jail in Sanford. 

Anyone wishing to report information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Sanford Police Department or Crimeline at 800 423-TIPS (8477), or visit www.crimeline.org. Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, and tips to Crimeline that lead to solving a felony case are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.