NEW: Martin bank robbery suspect pleads guilty; heist came amid spree


A Daytona Beach man suspected of multiple bank robberies, including along the Treasure Coast, pleaded guilty in a Fort Pierce federal court Tuesday.

Anthony William Carpino, 45, pleaded to four counts of bank robbery. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 27 by U.S. District Court Judge Robin L. Rosenberg. Each count carries the potential for up to 20 years in prison. Upon his release, Carpino would also face court-ordered supervision.

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Authorities say he targeted four banks in Central Florida and the Treasure Coast, including a Wells Fargo bank branch in the Town Center at Martin Downs plaza in Palm City. On Oct. 17, 2016, Carpino entered the Palm City bank and demanded money from the teller while holding his arm behind his back.

The teller believed he was armed and gave him an undisclosed amount of money. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office received several tips on its Facebook page, with one leading law enforcement to the hotel Carpino was staying in Daytona.



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