Daytona Beach Police arrested an area man Tuesday suspected in an afternoon bank robbery. Daytona Beach Police spokesperson Sgt. John Creamer says the holdup happened shortly after 3 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank at International Speedway Boulevard and Clyde Morris Boulevard. Police say they located and arrested 31-year old Michael Maupin near Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard and Beach Street, after finding “…evidence from the robbery on his person.” Detectives with the Daytona Beach Police Robbery/Homicide Unit say they suspected Maupin, last known to be living on Hand Avenue in Ormond Beach, after viewing photos of the holdup from the bank.
While checking the area of the K-Mart store near the bank, Daytona Beach Police Officers also found two backpacks and a bag near the store entrance that they say belonged to the suspect, which were recognized by an officer who had issued Maupin a Trespass warning earlier in the day. While checking the items, police reported finding a cell phone wrapped in duct tape with wires and batteries connected to the phone. Police then evacuated the K-Mart and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad was called to the scene. The Bomb Squad used a robot and determined that the items were a hoax. A water canon was then used on the device. Police said Maupin would also be charged with making a hoax device.
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