FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- A man from Indiana has been arrested in connection with a 2009 armed robbery of a Palm Coast bank after investigators matched his DNA with DNA found at the scene.
Antonio Aviles, 27, of Fort Wayne, Ind., was returned to Flagler County today after being arrested by Fort Wayne Police on a Flagler County warrant charging him with armed robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery and grand theft over $300.
Investigators say Aviles was one of two men who barged into the Floridian Bank on Boulder Rock Drive on January 16, and fired two shots into the bank's ceiling while demanding money. Investigators said Aviles struck the bank manager on the head with the gun before fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The second suspect, Antonio Clark, 27, of Jacksonville, was arrested July 20 on charges of grand theft and being a principle to armed robbery after he was located in the Duval County Jail on unrelated charges.
Aviles and Clark were linked to the robbery through DNA collected at the scene.
Aviles is being held on a $200,000 bond. Clark is also being held in the Flagler County Detention Facility with a $175,000 bond.