Palm Springs armed robbery suspect has recent arrests




In March, Eddie Bean was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, according to records. Bean was pulled over for speeding when an officer saw a handgun on the floor of the car, according to the arrest report. Charges were not filed in the case, according to county records.

In October, Bean was arrested by Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies for grand theft. While working at a Target in Lake Park, he made fraudulent purchase of a gift cards and then used the cards to buy items in the store. Investigators estimate the total loss was more than $4,800. The case is still open, according to county records.

Update, 11:45 a.m.: The TD Bank on Forest Hill Boulevard is expected to reopen Thursday, according to a spokeswoman with the company.

Rebecca Acevedo, a senior public relations manager with TD Bank, said they are “deeply saddened” by the events that happened and are working with law enforcement during the investigation.

“We are taking the necessary steps to ensure the well-being of the employees involved,” she wrote in an email. “Our thoughts are with them as they begin the healing process.”

Update, 11:30 a.m.: Eddie Bean will appear at 2 p.m., today in Federal Court, according to Barry Goldman, spokesman with the U.S. Marshals Service in Miami.

Original story: The Palm Springs TD Bank branch that was the site of shooting incident Tuesday afternoon did not open on time Wednesday.

Signs on the 2685 Forest Hill Boulevard bank indicated that it would be closed but did not give a time frame for when it would re-open. A representative from TD Bank did not immediately return a call for comment.

Eddie Bean, 24, was taken to JFK Medical Center after exchanging gunfire with police and is expected to survive. It is unknown if he remains in the hospital.

Some of the 10 people inside the bank were injured during the incident, Palm Springs police spokesman Edgar Morley said. Many of the injured just had “bruises and bumps,” but at least two people were taken out on stretchers.




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