Man Wanted in Destin Bank Bank Robbery

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is seeking 21-year old Gavin Mitchell Forrest in connection with the armed robbery of the Hancock Bank on Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin Monday evening.

Forrest was captured on video surveillance around 4:45 p.m. Monday as he entered the bank and demanded money from a teller.

He was last seen heading west down a narrow alley on the west side of the building.

An intense search of the surrounding area was conducted and Forrest, whose last known address is 48 Court Drive in Destin, was soon developed as a suspect.

No one in the bank was injured.

Anyone with information on Forrest’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.

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