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Detectives Get Tips On Bank Robber

Twin Cities and San Francisco police are looking at a person of interest in a series of bank robberies.

Twin Cities Police working with the San Francisco Police Department are looking at a "person of interest" related to a string of bank robberies, including the robbery at Wells Fargo in the Bon Air Shopping Center on May 14.

"The robberies were almost identical in some key ways," according to Twin Cities Detective David Woo. "In all the cases, the suspect was wearing a hat that covered almost his entire face. Unfortunately, we could get only a little view of what he looks like, but the basic physical description is similar."

The suspect is described as a white male between 40 and 50 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 160 to 170 pounds, according to San Francisco Police. He is wanted in connection with a string of robberies that started with a robbery at a bank in the 300 block of Clay Street in the Financial District at about 11:30 a.m. on April 30.

He was last seen wearing a sun hat with a wide brim and a black hooded sweatshirt. He typically hands the bank teller a note demanding money, and pulled out a handgun during one robbery, according to police.

"We were afraid he was going to start hitting banks in Marin after the Bon Air Wells Fargo, but it looks like he's gone back to San Francisco," Woo said.

Police are following up on tips from the public who have seen photos of the suspect in the media.

"In the last robbery in San Francisco, he used the same hat. ... Based on all the evidence, we think it's the same person," Woo said.

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