GPD arrests Bank of America robbery suspect

Gainesville Police officers responded to an attempted robbery at the W. University Bank of America on Tuesday morning.
Courtesy of Gainesville Police Department
Timothy Wims
Courtesy of Alachua County Jail Timothy Wims

Gainesville Police officers tracked down a suspect who allegedly attempted to rob a Bank of America on Tuesday morning.

According to a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) social media post, the suspect entered the Bank of America branch at 1116 W. University Ave. at 11:43 a.m., demanded cash and struck a person in the face.

GPD officers arrived on scene shortly after the crime and, with the help of bank employees and customers giving detailed descriptions of the suspect, set up a perimeter and located the suspect in the area of NW 12th Street and NW 3rd Avenue.

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Officers arrested Timothy Derrinado Wims, 34, and charged him with attempted robbery of a bank, strong armed robbery of a customer, felony battery and attempted strong armed robbery of a customer. He was transported to the Alachua County Jail.

The bank customer hit in the face had a minor injury that required transport to a local hospital.

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