The man who had been sought after for robbing a Truist Bank in Pensacola early on Tuesday was captured in Santa Rosa County early on Wednesday.
According to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office records, Robert Gentry Rhodes, 57, was detained and charged with grand theft of a vehicle, possession of a controlled narcotic without a prescription, and smuggling contraband.
Who is Robert Gentry Rhodes?
According to Officer Mike Wood, a spokesman for the Pensacola Police Department, at around 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Rhodes allegedly approached the teller at the Truist Bank on Creighton Road and handed her a note demanding money before threatening to murder everyone if she didn’t act quickly.
According to Wood, no firearm was displayed, but Rhodes did enter the bank carrying a tote bag. He made off with an unspecified sum of money.
According to Wood, who spoke to the News Journal, Rhodes fled the scene in a stolen 1985 Mercedes 300D, which SRSO deputies swiftly found.
He is currently being held without bond at the Santa Rosa County Jail.