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July 30, 2014

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Police seek suspect in attempted bank robberies

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Las Vegas Metro Police Department

Metro Police believe this man attempted to rob a bank near South Durango Road and Warm Springs Road on Aug. 17 and another bank near South Fort Apache Avenue and Flamingo Road on Aug. 29. In both instances, no money was handed over.

Metro Police is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who attempted to rob two banks but left empty-handed both times.

The first attempt occurred about 3:40 p.m. Aug. 17 at a bank near South Durango Road and Warm Springs Road, according to a Metro Police news release issued Thursday. Twelve days later, at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, a suspect attempted a robbery at a bank near South Fort Apache Avenue and Flamingo Road.

Police believe the same man was involved in both attempts.

In both incidents, the suspect presented the teller with a note demanding money but left with no money.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, about 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8 tall, and weighing 180 to 230 lbs. During Wednesday’s attempted robbery, he was wearing a white fisherman-style hat, a collared shirt, camouflage-colored shorts and white shoes.

Police urge anyone with information to call Metro’s robbery detail at 828-3591 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

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