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Man arrested shortly after Deltona bank robbery, deputies say

Mark Johnson taken into custody less than 20 minutes after holdup

Mark Johnson (Photo courtesy of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office)
Mark Johnson (Photo courtesy of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office)


DELTONA, Fla. – A man was taken into custody less than 20 minutes after a bank robbery, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

The robbery happened Saturday morning at a TD Bank on Providence Boulevard in Deltona.

The Sheriff’s Office said it was alerted to the robbery in a 911 call from the bank that was received at 11:46 a.m.

Employees told deputies that after handing over money, the man, identified by deputies as Mark Johnson, 54, left the bank and headed south on foot.

Witnesses said he claimed to have a gun, but no shots were fired and no one was injured during the holdup, deputies said.

Deputies began covering various escape routes assuming Johnson was most likely fleeing the scene in a vehicle, the Sheriff's Office said.

A four-door Chrysler passenger car was seen going through a traffic light at 12:02 p.m. at State Road 472 and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Beltway south of DeLand. The Sheriff's Office said a couple of minutes later, deputies had Johnson pulled over at the intersection of Orange Camp Road and South Blue Lake Avenue.

Deputies searching Johnson’s car found the money from the bank underneath the driver's seat, the Sheriff's Office said.

Johnson was charged with armed robbery and grand theft. Deputies said Johnson was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach, where he's being held in lieu of $105,000 bail.