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Cabbie becomes unwitting getaway driver

Published On: May 15 2014 10:17:29 AM CDT
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A cabbie in Florida became an unwitting getaway driver for an accused bank robber.

Robert Souza, 36, is accused of robbing the BB&T Bank in Bonita Springs on Monday morning, then calling a cab to meet him at a nearby grocery store.

The cabbie, who wished to remain anonymous, told Fort Myers TV station WFTX that Souza looked like any other customer.

"Believe me, (Souza) came as a normal person with a bag on his back. He jumped in the car and that's it," the cabbie said.

It was about an hour after the robbery occurred and police were actively searching for Souza.

The cabbie said he two for about two minutes before authorities stopped the car.

"That was make my heart jumping," he said. "Believe me, (Souza) was calm, he was calm inside the car. And then even when the police get in, get surround him, I didn't see him do any movement."

Souza was arrested and charged with robbery and violating his probation, the News-Press newspaper reported.

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