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April 21, 2015

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Police investigate attempted bank robbery


Las Vegas Metro Police Department

Metro Police are asking the public’s help in identifying this man, who on Tuesday attempted to rob a bank near Fort Apache Road and Tropicana Avenue in the western valley. These photos were taken by a bank surveillance camera.

Area of bank robbery

Metro Police are searching for a man who threatened to rob and shoot people Tuesday in a bank in the western valley.

Police said the suspect had approached the teller around 11:10 a.m. at the bank near Fort Apache Road and Tropicana Avenue and presented a note demanding money. The note included a threat that he would start shooting.

Yet when the teller walked away from the window, the suspect decided to leave without the money or incident, officials said.

Police are searching for a 5-foot-10, 170-pound black man in his late 40s or early 50s. Officials said he was wearing silver-framed glasses, a blue cap, a maroon, long-sleeve button-down shirt, khaki pants and dark shoes.

Police urge anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Metro’s robbery section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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