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Update: Attempted Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

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The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of William Earl Riley, 39 years of age, of Parker, Florida.

Riley is charged with attempted robbery. On April 17, 2014, Panama City Police officers responded to an attempted robbery that occurred at Innovations Federal Credit Union located at 625 Jenks Avenue.

Riley entered the credit union and handed an employee a written note that demanded money and indicated that he had a weapon. Riley left the credit union without any money and no employees were injured during the robbery. Detectives developed Riley as a suspect and located him in Parker, Florida. 

Riley was transported to the Panama City Police Department where he was questioned by
detectives. After questioning, he was transported to the Bay County Jail. Riley will make a first-
appearance before a local judge on April 18, 2014. This incident remains under investigation and additional charges are expected.

If you have any information in reference to this case, please contact Detective Joe Adams at the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3100, or you can report your tips anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS.

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The Panama City Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that occurred on April 17, 2014, at Innovations Federal Credit Union located at 625 Jenks Avenue.

At approximately 12:45 PM, a white male entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. After a brief conversation with the teller, the suspect departed the building without any money. A witness behind the bank observed the suspect changing clothes. The witness attempted to chase the suspect on foot and used his cell phone to take a photograph of the suspect.

The suspect is a white male approximately 5'10", 175 lbs, with short black hair and a short beard. The suspect was last seen wearing a black sleeveless T-shirt and checkered boxer shorts.

The Panama City Police Department is asking for assistance from the community in gathering information about this incident. This incident remains under investigation and further details cannot be released at this time. If you have and information in reference to this case, please contact Detective Jeff Rogers at the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3100, or you can report your tips anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 850-785-TIPS.

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Information provided by the Panama City Police Department

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