A Fort Worth, Texas man has been arrested and accused of the May 1, 2012 robbery of Wells Fargo, located at 2841 CR-210, and of grand theft; and, he is now being held in the St Johns County Detention Facility without bond.
Sheriff’s investigators tell Historic City News reporters in St Augustine that 39 year-old Michael Aaron Aldridge, entered the bank, handed the clerk a note indicating he was armed, and then demanded money. According to a report from Sheriff’s spokesman Kevin Kelshaw, Aldridge fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation received a tip from a witness who observed Aldridge in custody in Lee County, saying that he was wearing the same shirt that was worn during the St Johns County robbery.
In addition to the Wells Fargo robbery here in St Johns County, authorities believe Aldridge was involved with six other Florida robberies, eighteen bank robberies in Texas, and one in New Orleans, Louisiana.