Coughing, sneezing bank robber sought, Orange County deputies say

Man gives teller note he has gun, walks 'casually' out of bank

Orange County deputies search for a man wanted in a bank robbery.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County deputies are searching for the culprit who they say robbed a bank while trying to cover his face by pretending to cough and sneeze.

Deputies said the man walked into the Fifth Third bank on Curry Ford Road Wednesday with a tissue around his nose and mouth, acting like he was coughing and sneezing.

The man then walked up to the counter and handed the teller an envelope with writing on it saying he had a weapon. The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash and the man "casually" walked out of the bank, according to the report.

The culprit is described by deputies as being a white male with black spiky hair, 25-30 years old weighing 160 pounds and 6 feet tall. The man was wearing dark black sunglasses, a long-sleeved strawberry-colored shirt, black slacks and dress shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.