An area bank was robbed at gunpoint this morning. The Bank of America on Newberry Road in Gainesville was robbed at around 9:30 a.m. Alachua County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Art Forgey says the the robbers were armed with a shotgun.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Forgey1bankrobbery.mp3]
Forgey says the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is gathering information as part of the investigation.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Forgey2bankrobbery.mp3]
Forgey says besides being shaken up, no one who was inside the bank at the time was injured. It’s not clear right now how much money was taken. The bank is closed for the day as bank employees do an inventory.