John Robin Whittle Buys Beer, Robs Bank, Returns to Bar, Gets Arrested

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on December 23 2011 12:42 PM
John Robin Whittle, a Tampa Bay area man, ordered a beer, left for 30 minutes to rob a Wells Fargo Bank around the corner, and then returned to the bar to finish his beer. Police arrested him 10 minutes later.
John Robin Whittle, a Tampa Bay area man, ordered a beer, left for 30 minutes to rob a Wells Fargo Bank around the corner, and then returned to the bar to finish his beer. Police arrested him 10 minutes later. Courtesy/Pasco County Sheriff&

Florida police say John Robin Whittle, a 52-year-old Tampa Bay area man, ordered a beer at a bar, left to go rob a bank, and then returned to the same bar to finish his beer. Whittle was arrested at the Hayloft Bar in Port Richey on Thursday, shortly after he had robbed a Wells Fargo bank.

One of the bartenders at Hayloft Bar said that Whittle disappeared for roughly 30 minutes after he had ordered his brew, but when he returned to the bar to finish his draft, police arrived shortly thereafter and arrested him. Ten minutes earlier, the Wells Whittle had only left the bank 10 minutes prior to being arrested, deputies from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

Whittle said he wouldn't let a good beer go to waste, according to police.

Whittle remains in jail Friday on a $10,000 bond. No attorney has been listed for him yet.

On the map listed below, Point A is the Hayloft Bar in Port Richey. Point B is the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 8994 State Road 52. Google Maps says the .2 mile route takes 3 minutes to travel.

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