Palm Bay Police Catch Bank of America Robber

Suspect in custody after robbing Bank of America in Palm Bay.
Suspect in custody after robbing Bank of America in Palm Bay.

PALM BAY, Florida – A bank robber found himself at the wrong place Thursday when officers from the Palm Bay Police Department were also at the same location.

Lamar Coaston II, 32, was arrested at about 12 noon on suspicion of bank robbery. The suspect walked into the Bank of America bank on Malabar Road dressed as a woman.

“The suspect entered the bank dressed in a lime green outfit and wearing a multi-colored wig,” Palm Bay Police Lt. Mike Bandish said in a statement.

Lt. Bandish said Coaston demanded cash and told the teller he had a gun. He left the bank with a large sum of cash.

Lamar Coaston dressed as a woman as he robbed Bank of America on Malabar Rd.
Lamar Coaston dressed as a woman as he robbed Bank of America on Malabar Rd.

Several officers were near the location and watched the suspect enter a residence, according to police. The home is located just to the West of the bank.

With a SWAT team deployed and police officers surrounding the home, Coaston surrendered and was apprehended. He is now at the Brevard County Jail.

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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980's. Andy has owned a computer business, been a software programmer, and has worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to Florida and made Sebastian his home in 2002.