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Who is Elijah Shelton?
A Florida man who allegedly robbed a bank last week was arrested after using a taxi as a car to flee.
Authorities arrested Elijah Shelton, 24, of Niceville, who has been charged with robbing Synovus Bank on Navarre Parkway.
Deputies from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to the bank around 9.15 a.m. Friday after receiving a report about a bank robbery in progress.
Although Shelton had already fled the scene with around $ 8,300 before police arrived, authorities were quick to find him.
How old is Elijah Shelton?
He was 24 year old.
Shelton up from his home and drove him to the Synovus Bank on Navarre Parkway Detail
During a news conference Monday, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson explained that Shelton ordered a cab from the Johnny on the Spot Taxi service.
In general, when you talk about a bank robbery, it is not cheerful at all. It’s a violent crime that kind of thing. We have a great story for you on this one, ‘Johnson began.
Also pointing to Shelton’s mugshot, Johnson said: ‘This guy Elijah Shelton, who after this will be referred to as the’ genius’, decides that he wants to rob a bank in Santa Rosa County.
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Normally, you would get a fast car so you can escape. Call a taxi home. Cab picks him up, takes him to the bank [and] waits in the parking lot. He robs the bank, he goes back to the cab, the cab takes him home, ” Johnson said.
Because Shelton took a cab home, Johnson said officers were able to stop him fairly quickly.
When asked if the taxi driver had any idea what was going on, Johnson said the driver “had no idea.”
Monday, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson said Shelton has been charged with robbery
Johnson also said Shelton never showed a gun during the robbery and only demanded that they put the money in a bag.
The money has not been recovered.
Shelton is currently being held in the Okaloosa County Jail pending his extradition to Santa Rosa County.
He has been charged with robbery, grand larceny and drug possession.
Elijah Shelton Quicks and Facts
- Elijah Shelton, 24, of Niceville, has been accused of robbing a Synovus Bank
- Police said Shelton stole $8,300 from the bank, but he didn’t brandish a weapon
- Authorities said they were able to arrest him quickly because he used a taxi as his getaway car that took him to the bank and back to his home in Florida
- Shelton has been charged with robbery, grand theft and drug possession