Authorities search for NW D.C. SunTrust Bank robber

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Local,Crime,Ben Giles

D.C. police and FBI officials are searching for a man who robbed a SunTrust Bank branch the day after Christmas.

A man wearing a brown ski mask walked into the SunTrust Bank at 624 H Street NW at about 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 26, approached the counter and passed a note threatening the teller. The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash before he left and was spotted by a security camera at the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station at the corner of Seventh and H streets Northwest.

Authorities described the culprit as a black man between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-9, weighing 140 to 160 pounds and between 28 and 35 years old. He was seen inside the bank wearing large brown sunglasses with gold frames, a brown ski mask with an opening for the eyes and a black rain jacket with no hood.

"We ask Examiner readers to take a close look at this individual and call us with any information they believe may be related to this robbery," said Jacqueline Maguire, a spokeswoman for the FBI's Washington Field Office.

Anyone with information about the case or the robber's whereabouts is asked to call the FBI at 202-278-2000 or D.C. police at 202-727-9099. Those wishing to remain anonymous can submit tips online at tips.fbi.gov or text police at 50411.

bgiles@washingtonexaminer.com

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