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Police: Male bank robber was dressed as a woman

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 10:30am

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking a male suspect who has been connected to two possible bank robberies. They say the man was dressed like a woman in at least one of those robberies.

The Capital One Bank (Eastover Branch), located at 5696 Bullard Road, New Orleans, Louisiana , was robbed today Saturday, July 14, at approximately 10:41 a.m. The robber approached a teller, presented a demand note and implied having a weapon.

Witnesses described the robber as a black male, late 20’s early 30’s, 5’4”- 5’8” tall, medium build, wearing black pants, a ladies blue blouse, shoulder length brown curly wig, sun glasses, heavy make-up and black old style tennis shoes with white bottoms. The robber was additionally carrying a black, ladies handbag on his left arm and wearing sculptured finger nails.

The robber made his escape from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and fled West on Lake Forest Blvd.

Authorities are looking into the possibility that this same individual is responsible for the robbery of the Liberty Bank in Gentilly on Friday, June 22.

The public is asked to visit the website www.bandittrackerneworleans.com, which features color photos and descriptions of this bank robber—along with others and fugitives throughout the FBI’s New Orleans Division—to see if they can assist the FBI in identifying and/or locating the captioned wanted individuals.

Anyone with information about today’s bank robbery is asked to call the FBI at 504-816-3000. 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.

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