Red-Handed Man Still Not Caught In Jacksonville Bank Robbery

Jacksonville’s citizens have needs that they feel surpass others, to the point in which they feel those needs be satisfied by taking by force. Unfortunately for them, the law does not allow for such actions and will punish those who break the law very severely. If one has been accused of such a crime, one should obtain an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights are protected.

According to the Florida Times-Union, police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly robbed the Compass Bank on Monument Road in Jacksonville. The robbery occurred after the man, who came into the bank dressed in a shirt and tie, handed a bag and a note to the teller demanding the money. A security dye bomb went off in the thief’s bag, however, causing the man to be covered in red paint, which police are using as a method of identifying the suspect.

Jacksonville theft crimes typically involve an accused party who is desperate and needs money to pursue some want or need. Unfortunately, most of the people actually guilty of theft crimes only stole because they sincerely thought they needed it, rather than the common perception of greed. Unfortunately, the legal system does not typically take these into consideration these factors in determining whether to severely prosecute the accused.

For many banks and law enforcement in Jacksonville, the newest and most effective device used to find the thief is the dye pack, an explosive container placed amidst the money being stolen so that when the thief goes to open the bag, the dye pack explodes in the thief’s face, which will not wash off for a period of weeks. Unfortunately for the accused, the sentence for the crime is not so easily washed off either.

Many times in Jacksonville, the average individual feels that they either want something so much they cannot control that want, or they need to feed their family and have no money. However, there are alternative and legal means that might be pursued that, even though they may take longer, will yield the most benefit and have the least negative consequences.

Unfortunately for those that choose the path of theft, one can spend countless hours in legal battles, facing a very large prison sentence, and face outrageous criminal fines and restitution requirements. The amount of time spent trying to successfully complete the crime will seem wasted and in vain, as one will face a number of different legal hurdles that one may not be able to combat on one’s own. In a situation such as this, one might feel the walls closing in around one, like there is no way out.

One has one choice of relief in a situation like this. One charged with a crime of this nature should contact an experienced Jacksonville theft crimes defense attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights and defenses are known and protected. One can either sit back and wait for the Judge to render a decision against one, or one can take charge of one’s defense and win one’s cause for freedom.


The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for more than a decade and are here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one require a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.

Additional Source:Law & Disorder: Fleeing bank robber splattered with red dye, Staff, The Florida Times-Union