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July 5, 2015

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Police: Man in wig threatened to blow up bank during robbery

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Metro Police released surveillance video images of a man wanted in connection with a Tuesday bank robbery.

Bank robbery

Metro Police are searching for a man who they say threatened to blow up a bank in the area of Eastern Avenue and Warm Springs Road on Tuesday night.

Police said the man approached a teller about 6:30 p.m. and dropped off a note. Before the teller could read it, the man became upset and threatened to blow up the bank, authorities said.

He then pulled out a handgun and moved to another teller’s window and demanded money. The teller complied and the suspect fled, police said. Police weren't identifying the bank.

The man was described as white and in his late 20s, standing about 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. He was unshaven with long blond hair that police say was likely a wig. He was wearing a cap, black jacket, sunglasses, black pants, a white T-shirt and black shoes.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at 702-828-3591 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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