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FBI looking for man in downtown D.C. bank robbery

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Local,Crime,Ben Giles

The FBI is looking for a man who robbed a downtown Washington bank in the heart of Chinatown.

At about 1 p.m. on Nov. 17, the robber walked into the TD Bank branch at 901 Seventh St. NW and passed a note to the teller demanding money, according to authorities. After he was given an undisclosed amount of cash, he walked out of the bank and headed south on Seventh Street.

The man wore blue latex gloves during the robbery, which he kept on when he left the bank. FBI spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin said authorities are hoping people outside the bank might have seen the man wearing gloves walking on Seventh Street.

"Obviously, he has a pretty distinctive look," Godwin said.

Authorities never found the gloves, she said.

The robber is described as a black male who is at least 50 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. During the robbery he wore a dark coat, a tan military-style baseball hat and dark sunglasses. He was carrying a dark-colored backpack on one shoulder.

Anyone with information about the robber should call the FBI Washington Field Office at 202-278-2000.

bgiles@washingtonexaminer.com

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