Police make arrest in Fort Walton Beach bank robbery

The Fort Walton Beach Police Department has arrested Anthony J. Griffin, 38, of Fort Walton Beach, for the bank robbery that occurred on May 11th at the Regions Bank located at 25 Beal Parkway NE in Fort Walton Beach.

During the investigation, Griffin was positively identified as the suspect within 24 hours of the initial crime being reported through help from the public who viewed the surveillance photographs from the bank and provided leads to detectives.

  • Detectives developed probable cause for the arrest of Anthony Griffin and officers began actively searching for the suspect.

On May 12th at approximately 11:14 p.m., Fort Walton Beach Police Officers responded to the Quality Inn, 322 Miracle Strip Parkway SW, for a report of a suspicious person.

Upon arrival, Officers located the described male who refused to identify himself. The responding officers recognized him as Anthony Griffin and positively identified him through tattoos located on his person.

Griffin was placed under arrest for the charge of Robbery. He also had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest for failing to appear for a previous court date unrelated to this current crime.

This is still an active investigation, and the FWBPD is asking anyone withinformation regarding this bank robbery or the suspect’s location and actions between the time of the robbery and his apprehension to please contact Detective Terence James at tjames@fwb.org or 850-833-9546

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