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Destin Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

OCSO  Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, September 15, 2011

    A Destin man is now in custody, approximately nineteen hours after he

walked into a Destin bank, showed the teller a handgun tucked in his

waistband, and passed her a note demanding money. 21-year old Gavin

Mitchell Forrest was located Thursday (today) just after noon in the parking

lot of the Olive Garden Restaurant on Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton


He was taken into custody without incident.  Okaloosa County Sheriff’s

Office deputies and investigators were assisted by the U-S Marshals Service

Task Force and Fort Walton Beach Police Department. Cash was recovered

from Forrest, but at this time it is unknown if the money he was carrying had

been taken during the armed robbery.

Forrest was captured on video surveillance around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday

as he entered the Hancock Bank on Emerald Coast Parkway. He left on foot.

An intense search of the surrounding area was conducted by the OCSO

and a K-9 unit. Forrest, whose last known address is 48 Court Drive in

Destin, was soon developed as a suspect.

He will be charged by the OCSO with armed robbery of a bank and grand


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