Two Suspects Arrested in Connection to Panama City Bank Robbery

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Two people are in custody in connection to the Summit Bank robbery last week.

On September 14, a man walked into Summit Bank on 23rd Street just after 2pm and demanded money from the tellers. After an extensive search of the area, law enforcement were unable to catch him and believe he got into a car and fled.

On Wednesday, Panama City police say 46-year-old John Goff from Alabama was arrested in Hernando County following another bank robbery. 

"Working with multiple agencies to include Hernando County Sheriff's Office and the FBI, information was obtained and we were able to determine that Goff was also responsible for the robbery in Panama City as well as four other robberies," said Panama City Police Chief Scott Ervin.  

Panama City Police also arrested 53-year-old Andrea Kennedy of Abbeville, Alabama.  

"While our detectives were making contact with her in the Panama City area, because we learned she was here, and speaking with her, Goff was subsequently arrested in Hernando County on another robbery," said Chief Ervin. 

Investigators said Kennedy helped Goff in the days prior to the bank robbery by scouting the area and giving him the opportune time to carry out the crime. 

Panama City police obtained warrants on Thursday relating to the summit bank robbery. They say they expect Goff will soon face federal charges for the series of robberies. 

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