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FBI seeks Mid-City bank robber

Surveillance image from Gulf Coast Bank on N. Carrollton-Courtesy: FBI Surveillance image from Gulf Coast Bank on N. Carrollton-Courtesy: FBI

New Orleans, La.- Federal agents say a bank robber wearing a reflective work vest held up the Gulf Coast Bank branch in Mid-City early Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say the man went up to a teller window. They say he didn't pull a gun, but he handed a note demanding money to the teller.

FOX 8 received this news release from the FBI office in New Orleans Wednesday evening:

Today, at approximately 12:41 pm there was a robbery at the Gulf Coast Bank branch located in the 200 block of N. Carrollton Avenue in Mid-City.

The suspect entered the location and approached a teller window. While he did not produce a handgun, he demanded money via a note that he handed to the teller. He left the bank with an undetermined amount of US Currency.

The suspect is described as a black male, dark skin, thin-medium build, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, yellow reflective work vest with orange trim, and gold upper and lower teeth. He was also wearing a white baseball cap with a red bill, bearing the logo of the Detroit Red Wings. He left the bank on foot on Iberville Street in the direction of the Mississippi River.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 504-816-3000 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. The Metropolitan Orleans Bank Security Association (MOBSA) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of this bank robber. The public can visit bankrobbers.fbi.gov for further information on suspects wanted for bank robbery.


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