DC police look for suspect in two bank robberies

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(PHOTO: Metropolitan Police Department)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect connected to two bank robberies in Northwest, D.C.

The first incident occurred on May 23. The suspect entered a Bank of America in the 4300 block of 49th Street, Northwest, approached the teller, and demanded money verbally and with a note. The teller complied and the suspect fled on foot.

Suspect in bank robberies (PHOTO: Metropolitan Police Department)

Suspect in bank robberies (PHOTO: Metropolitan Police Department)

The second incident, an attempted bank robbery, occurred on Friday, May 27 at a Wells Fargo Bank in the 5200 block of MacArthur Boulevard. The suspect went up to the teller and presented a note to the teller, demanding money. The bank employee questioned the her, and she left the bank without obtaining any money.

The suspect is described as being between 5’5″ and 5’8″ and being of dark complexion with a medium build. In the first incident, her hair was described as being black, twisted and shoulder length. In the second incident, the suspect wore a black straight wig with bangs over the forehead. She wore different clothes for each robbery. She was  first described as wearing a black sport coat over a white collar shirt, black pants, and carrying a black and gray backpack.  During the attempted robbery she wore black framed oval shaped sunglasses, a button down greenish yellow dress, and carrying a beige colored purse with braided straps.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $5,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a Bank Robbery committed in the District of Columbia.