Bank robbery suspect in North Fort Myers CAUGHT!

After being on the run for well over a year, the man accused of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank in North Fort Myers last January is heading back to the familiar setting of a jail cell.

This afternoon, Anthony Masters, DOB 11/11/69, was charged with the January 22, 2018 robbery at the bank’s Pine Island Road location.  Today’s arrest follows recent bank robberies in Cape Coral, for which Masters was developed as a suspect.

Robbery detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office conducted an interview with Masters regarding his role in the 2018 Wells Fargo hold up and have now charged him with one count of unarmed robbery.

Masters is no stranger to a life of crime, having been booked 15 times since 1987 on a list of crimes that include weapons offenses, grand theft, burglary, contempt, and hit and run causing property damage. 

In addition to his local jail time, Masters has also been incarcerated in Taylor, Bradford and Washington Counties, on charges of attempted robbery, weapons offenses, aggravated battery and battery on a law enforcement officer.  For his crimes, he’s been sent to state prison three times for a duration of roughly 15 years.