Crime

Police seek robber who held up two banks in two hours

Two banks, two cities, two hours.

Law enforcement officials on Monday asked the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of robbing two banks Thursday.

The first holdup happened about 9 a.m. at a Wells Fargo branch in the 100 block of Auburn Way North in Auburn.

The second took place about 11 a.m. at a Chase Bank branch inside a Fred Meyer store in the 6300 block of Bridgeport Way West in University Place.

In both holdups, the robber handed a teller a note demanding cash. He did not appear armed and no one was hurt in the robberies.

The robber is described as black and in his late 20s to early 30s. He was about 5- foot-9 to 5-foot-11 with a slender build, black hair and thin mustache.

He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, a dark gray, hooded sweatshirt and eyeglasses with black frames.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 in reward money for information leading to the man’s arrest and charges being filed.

Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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