A serial robbery suspect whose victims include an Edmond Arvest Bank has struck again, this time in far north Oklahoma City, an FBI spokesman said.
Oklahoma City FBI Special Agent Martinus McConnell said Tuesday morning the suspect robbed an RCB Bank in the Quail Springs Mall area. McConnell said the FBI believes the man committed robberies in a similar manner using a similar disguise at Arvest Bank, 2025 Sonoma Park Dr., Edmond, on April 23 and First Fidelity Bank, 10904 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, on May 21.
At about 10:27 a.m., an unknown male entered the bank and approached the teller counter wearing a long fake black beard and handed the teller a demand note, McConnell said.
The suspect opened his suit jacket to show the teller a black semi-automatic pistol he had tucked in the waistband of his pants, McConnell said.
McConnell said the teller complied and the suspect attempted to leave the bank with an undisclosed amount of money before being confronted by an off-duty Oklahoma County Sheriffs Office deputy.
The suspect fled through the west exit door without the money and was last seen running northbound from the bank, McConnell said.
No one was injured in the robbery, McConnell said.
McConnell said witness descriptions depict the suspect as a 5-foot 8-inch to 5-foot 10-inch black male in his mid 30s weighing 150-160 pounds with a thin build, a long black fake beard, shoulder length dread locks believed to also be fake, a light-colored suit coat, light-colored pants, dark round sunglasses, and a black semi-automatic pistol tucked in the waistband of his pants.
McConnell said the robbery is being investigated by the FBI and the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Anyone with information is requested to contact the FBI at 290-7770, a 24-hour number. Callers may remain anonymous.
The Oklahoma Bankers Association is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for robbing a member bank.
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