4 men accused in string of Central Florida bank robberies

By Brittany Jones, Reporter
Last Updated: Thursday, December 07, 2017, 5:20 PM EST

A multi-agency operation, including the FBI, led to the arrest at an Apopka bank Thursday of four men suspected in a string of bank robberies.

  • 4 men to be charged by FBI
  • Men were armed with multiple firearms, officials said
  • Men will be transferred to US Marshals custody

Walter Lee Jones, 39; Coryell Robinson, 30; Tariq Cherry, 20; and LaMarcus Harvey, 40, will face federal charges and transferred to custody of U.S. Marshals.

FBI agents were investigating the men for weeks and say they robbed several banks in Central Florida over the past month.

"These individuals are dangerous. They were dangerous, they were armed. Wwe have recovered multiple firearms," Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said.

They were taken into custody at Iberia Bank at 420 West Orange Blossom Trail. Authorities said the suspects were armed with multiple firearms. Law enforcement officials said they recovered guns, gloves and wigs. One of two stolen vehicles that investigators say the four used was damaged at the Apopka bank by tactics officers used to prevent them from leaving.

"During the holiday season, Christmas time, we always see an increase in robberies in Central Florida," said Danny Banks of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

"That’s why all of us are involved right now to stop them. This was a very, very violent group," he said.