Police seek person of interest in DC bank robberies

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest involved in two bank robberies.

The first incident occurred at the Industrial Bank of Washington in the 100 block of 45th Street, NE on Thursday 23. At approximately 9:00 a.m. the suspect entered the location and demanded money from the teller via note, police say. The suspect fled the scene without the money and got into a gray color 90’s Jaguar with Maryland tags 78X5331. According to police, the vehicle was occupied by two other suspects, who fled in an unknown direction.

The second incident occurred at the Citibank in the 3900 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE on Thursday, June 23. At approximately 9:15 a.m. two suspects entered the location. Police say one of the suspects approached the counter, grabbed a victim by the neck and demanded money. The suspects took the money and left the bank in a vehicle driven by a third suspect.

The person of interest is described as a black male, approximately 45 to 50-years-old, 5’8″-6’0″. and a slim build. He was described as wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and a black skull hat.

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.