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February 26, 2014

FBI seeks masked robbery suspect

EDMOND — Federal agents are investigating the robbery of a bank in far north Oklahoma City.

James E. Finch, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Oklahoma City Division, said the robbery occurred at the IBC Bank located at 2301 N. Portland in Oklahoma City.

Special Agent Martinus McConnell said at about noon Wednesday a male entered the bank wearing a mask depicting an older white male. McConnell said the suspect went into the restroom briefly then presented a note to the teller which stated he had a gun and demanding money.  

McConnell said no weapon was actually observed. McConnell said the teller complied with the demand and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, which the subject placed in a black briefcase.  

McConnell said the suspect was seen entering a silver 4-door Honda Accord and depart the bank parking lot heading west on 22nd Street. McConnell said no one was injured.

Additionally, McConnell said, the suspect was observed at about 11:30 a.m. entering the First Commercial Bank located at 2523 North Classen Boulevard carrying a black briefcase while wearing the same mask and clothing.  

McConnell said the suspect went to the restroom and exited the bank about a minute later without incident. McConnell said surveillance photos showed the suspect’s  vehicle parked near the drive thru of that bank.

According to the FBI surveillance photos and witness descriptions depict the suspect as a 5-foot 7-inch to 5-foot 9-inch male with a medium build wearing a brown two button blazer, tan pants, a blue and white checkered shirt, a cream colored hat, dark aviator glasses, black gloves and a mask depicting an older white male.

The robbery is being investigated by the FBI and the Oklahoma City Police Department.  

Anyone with information regarding this robbery should contact the FBI at (405) 290-7770, a 24-hour number. You may remain anonymous. The Oklahoma Banker’s Association offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and/or conviction of anyone robbing a member bank.

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