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Elderly man released from prison last month arrested again

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Van Horn, 69, was arrested Sunday morning near the Wal-Mart location in Port Richey. Van Horn, 69, was arrested Sunday morning near the Wal-Mart location in Port Richey.
PORT RICHEY (FOX 13) -

A suspicious person called led Port Richey Police to an elderly bank robbery suspect Sunday morning.

Harold Van Horn, 69, was booked into the Pasco County Jail Sunday afternoon. He is being held on a bond of $50,000.

The suspect was released from state prison last month after serving 22 months for a previous robbery conviction.

According to a Port Richey Police Department report Van Horn is suspected of robbing the Capital Bank location at 10290 Regency Park Blvd. on Tuesday.

Sunday morning PRPD officers Jeffrey Cox and Gary Lush responded to a suspicious person call from the Wal-Mart in the 8700 block of US 19 just after 11 a.m.

Earlier in the week investigators had identified Van Horn as a suspect in the bank robbery and issued a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested without incident and turned over to detectives for questioning.

In Tuesday's incident the suspect entered the bank and demanded money. He implied he had a weapon but it was not seen. He fled on a bicycle with an undisclosed amount of money heading east on Regency Park Blvd.

According to the Florida Department of Corrections database Van Horn was scheduled to be on felony probation until November 2017.

Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues.

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