Man wearing 'Black History' shirt tries to rob South Florida bank

Would-be robber wearing Miami Heat hat, sunglasses gets away emptyhanded

By Peter Burke - Managing Editor

This man wearing a Miami Heat hat and a "Black History" shirt tried to rob a Wells Fargo branch Thursday in Lake Worth.

LAKE WORTH, Fla. - A man wearing a "Black History" shirt chose Black History Month to attempt a robbery at a South Florida bank, authorities said.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said the man tried to rob a Wells Fargo branch in the 100 block of North Dixie Highway in Lake Worth shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Surveillance photographs show the man wearing a Miami Heat hat, dark sunglasses and a blue shirt with the words "Black History" on it. The man also had teardrop tattoos under both eyes.

Barbera said the man was unsuccessful and ran away.

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.

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