FBI investigating bank robbery on West Bank

Published: Jul. 23, 2016 at 6:27 PM CDT
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MARRERO, LA (WVUE) - The FBI New Orleans Division is investigating a bank robbery that took place on the West Bank. The incident occurred Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Whitney Bank, located in the 4300 block of Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero.

An FBI spokesperson says that the suspect approached the counter, and demanded money from the teller. The suspect is described as a man with a light-to-medium complexion. He is six-feet tall with a medium build. He was dressed in a blue long-sleeve shirt, dark-colored pants, white shoes, dark-colored sunglasses and a white baseball cap with a blue bill and the letters 'NO' in dark letters.

The spokesperson, says that the suspect exited the bank and fled East on Lapalco Blvd, on foot. He was in possession of an unknown amount of U.S. currency.

If you have any information that could help authorities in this case, you are asked to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans office at 504-816-3000 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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