FBI: Suspect wanted in Alabama and Florida bank robberies

Myron William Ernst, bank robbery, armed robbery, florida, alabama
The FBI is seeking the public’s help in locating Myron William Ernst

The FBI is seeking the public’s help in locating Myron William Ernst, a suspect wanted for questioning following several bank robberies, including an attempted robbery in Ocala, Florida.

According to the Ocala Post, at approximately 1:39 p.m., Tuesday, Ernst walked into the Wells Fargo, located at 3201 Southwest College Road, Ocala, Florida, handed the teller a note, and demanded cash. He told the teller that he was armed and would shoot if she did not do as he asked.

Ernst also committed an armed bank robbery of the TD Bank, located at 6108 U.S. 98 North, Lakeland, Florida, on October 12, 2018.

Ernst is wanted by the FBI for a total of seven bank robberies between Florida and Alabama.

Ernst is known to be driving a newer model dark gray Ford F-150 truck.

Ernst is known to use several different names and is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Authorities said he is known for violence and a person should call 911 immediately if he is spotted.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Ernst’s arrest.

If you have any information about Ernst’s whereabouts, you are urged to call the FBI’s Major Case Contact Center Department at1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324). The Ocala Police Department at 352-369-7000, Crime Stoppers at 368-STOP, or text 274637 using keyword 368-STOP. Tipsters can also visit www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Anonymity is guaranteed.

If you see Ernst, do not make contact and immediately call 911.