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Pensacola police arrest two bank robbery suspects

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The man suspected of robbing a bank on Thursday in Pensacola was arrested Sunday after being located at a residence in Milton.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Cillo early Sunday and according to detective Chad Willhite of the Pensacola Police Department, authorities in Santa Rosa County were able to track him down in the 7900 block of Old Hickory Hammock Road.

Cillo was taken into Santa Rosa County Jail around 12:50 p.m. Sunday. He is being charged with armed robbery.

Around 12:40 p. m. Thursday, the PPD says the suspect went into SunTrust Bank on North Davis Highway and handed a teller a note, demanding cash.

Detective Ozzy Teeters said the suspect did not pull out a weapon, but indicated to the teller that he had one.

He left the bank in a blue Chevy Equinox, according to authorities, after receiving an undisclosed amount of money.


Around 1 p.m. Saturday, an Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped a vehicle that matched the description of the one utilized in the bank robbery near the Walmart on Highway 29.


Police say that blue Chevy Equinox was driven by Emil Bayus, 54, of Lorain, Ohio. Bayus was wanted for an armed bank robbery that happened on June 2 in Ohio, according to police.

Two female passengers were in the vehicle with Bayus, but detectives determined they were not involved in either incident and released them after questioning Saturday evening.

Bayus was arrested and is being held in Escambia County Jail on no bond.

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