FBI seeks suspect in multiple bank robberies

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A man wanted for robbing a Prince George's County bank this month is also suspected of robbing a D.C. bank in October, according to the FBI.

The man walked into a SunTrust Bank branch, located at 8924 Woodyard Road in Clinton, at approximately 12:35 p.m. on Nov. 7. He approached a teller, implied he had a weapon and demanded cash. The man escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, according to authorities.

The FBI believes the robber, described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds, is the same man wanted for robbing a Wells Fargo Bank branch, located at 2119 Bladensburg Road in the District, on Oct. 18.

That suspect also had a sticker on his left cheek -- at the Clinton bank robbery, it appears the sticker is a yellow car. The man who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank in October wore a red-and-blue sticker, also on his left cheek.

Authorities say the sticker may be used to hide a scar or tattoo.

During the Clinton robbery, the man was seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black Nike hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black sneakers. He had shoulder-length dreadlocks.

Anyone with information about these bank robberies is asked to call the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force at 202-278-2000.

bgiles@washingtonexaminer.com

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Ben Giles

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