St. Petersburg, FL — Bank of America has added 24-hour armed security to their downtown drive up ATM ahead of the RNC's big welcome party.
If you're a Bank of America customer living in downtown St. Petersburg there is a good chance you use their drive-up service and ATM at 565 1st Ave S. In March of 2012 a woman was robbed at gun-point at the location and the armed security seems long overdue. Several other robberies have occurred nearby.
Don't count on feeling safe for long. According to a security guard on-site the 24-hour presence will end after 11 days. The manager of the BoA branch confirmed security was added due to the upcoming RNC event.
The welcome party is expected to bring 20,000 people to St. Petersburg including lobbyists, journalists, celebrities, protestors, and some of the nation's political elite.
Contact the BoA branch: (727) 821-5350