Sanford cops: Man arrested on attempted bank robbery charge

Joseph Stanaitis arrested by Sanford cops on attempted bank robbery charge / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
At left is the booking mug for Joseph Stanaitis, arrested by the Sanford P.D. on a felony charge of attempted bank robbery.
 

SANFORD, Fla. -- On Nov. 21 at 12:58 p.m. a then-unknown man entered the Bank of America, 3094 South Orlando Drive.

Here is a synopsis of what happened as described in a press release by the Sanford Police Department sent to HeadlineSurfer.com and other Central Florida media outlets: The suspect entered the financial institution and approached a teller, demanding an unknown amount of currency.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black bandana on his head, sunglasses, a black shirt, jeans, a sports coat, and blue sneakers.

The suspect was described as having a thin build and possibly in his late twenties or early thirties.

Furthermore, the suspect fled the scene without removing any currency from the financial institution.

Here is a synopsis of what happened as described by the Sanford Police Department in a press release sent to HeadlineSurfer.com and other Central Florida media outlets: The suspect entered the financial institution and approached a teller, demanding an unknown amount of currency.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black bandana on his head, sunglasses, a black shirt, jeans, a sports coat, and blue sneakers. The suspect was described as having a thin build and possibly in his late twenties or early thirties. Furthermore, the suspect fled the scene without removing any currency from the financial institution.

And here is the update: On Dec. 3, Sanford cops identified and arrested Joseph John Stanaitis, as the person accused of committing the attempted bank robbery.

Stanaitis is currently being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.