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Authorities on the hunt for man suspected of robbing 2 Glendale banks hours apart

Authorities on the hunt for man suspected of robbing 2 Glendale banks hours apart
Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing two banks Monday afternoon. (Glendale News-Press)

Police are searching for a man suspected of robbing a pair of banks in Glendale Monday afternoon.

The first robbery occurred sometime around 12:15 p.m. when a man entered the Citibank in the 1200 block of North Central Avenue and handed a note to a teller that demanded cash, according to Sgt. Daniel Suttles, a spokesman for the Glendale Police Department.

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The teller complied and gave the man an undisclosed amount of money, Suttles added.

The man fled the area by foot when police arrived on the scene.

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Suttles said the same man is suspected of hitting another bank after someone at the Bank of America in the 200 block of North Glendale Avenue also reported a robbery at around 2:15 p.m.

He said police believe it's the same man because of a similar suspect description and the close proximity to the first robbery.

"He passed a note to the bank teller that basically indicated what his intentions were, and then showed that he had a pistol in his waistband," Suttles said.

The suspect is described as white, wearing a gray sweatshirt and standing 6 feet 5.

Anyone with information about the robberies can contact Glendale police at (818) 548-4911.

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