Police search for suspect in 2 St. Louis-area bank robberies - KMOV.com

Police search for suspect in 2 St. Louis-area bank robberies

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Surveillance video taken at First Bank on Friday. By KMOV Web Producer Surveillance video taken at First Bank on Friday. By KMOV Web Producer
Surveillance video taken at Lindell Bank on Friday. By KMOV Web Producer Surveillance video taken at Lindell Bank on Friday. By KMOV Web Producer
Surveillance video taken at Lindell Bank on Friday. By KMOV Web Producer Surveillance video taken at Lindell Bank on Friday. By KMOV Web Producer
Surveillance video taken at First Bank on Friday. By KMOV Web Producer Surveillance video taken at First Bank on Friday. By KMOV Web Producer
Surveillance video taken at First Bank on Friday. By KMOV Web Producer Surveillance video taken at First Bank on Friday. By KMOV Web Producer

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Police are looking for a man in connection with two bank robberies in the St. Louis-area Friday morning.

Police said the suspect first walked into the First Bank in the 7200 block of Gravois around 11 a.m. and approached the teller's desk.

He handed the woman a note demanding money, but she acted as if she could not read it and the suspect fled the scene without any cash.

"He handed her a note, she acted like she couldn't read it. He pointed at it, she tried to take it, he got frustrated and left the bank," said Lt. Paul Lauer with St. Louis police.

Police said a man matching the first suspect’s description 10 minutes later walked into the Lindell Bank near the intersection of Hampton and Chippewa.

He displayed the same note to the teller and walked away with an undisclosed amount of money.

No injuries were reported in both robberies.

Police said the suspect is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and was wearing a red New York baseball hat, a blue fleece jacket, blue jeans and brown boots. He had black-rimmed glasses and a gray wig.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (866) 371-TIPS. A reward of up to $1,000 will be given for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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