High Springs bank robbery attempt leads to arrest

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A High Springs man was arrested Friday for an attempted bank robbery.

According to a High Springs Police Department (HSPD) release, Daniel Don Green, 52, was charged with unarmed robbery after he allegedly attempted to rob Capital City Bank in High Springs (18467 NW US Hwy 441) at 10:33 a.m.

Daniel D. Green
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Daniel D. Green

HSPD officers and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) deputies were dispatched. HSPD arrived two minutes after a service call and detained two subjects as they exited the bank. The secondary suspect was released after not being involved or having any knowledge of the incident.

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After further investigation, officers discovered Green had entered the bank and given a note to the teller directing the bank staff to give him all their money.

Green was transported to the Alachua County Jail following the incident.

According to the release, the courts will review Green’s mental capacity. He has been arrested multiple times in the past and the HSPD has placed him under the Baker Act, a Florida law that provides emergency mental health services and temporary detention for people who are impaired because of their mental illness and who are unable to determine their needs for treatment. 

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