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CALGARY: Black male suspects sought in Scotiabank, CIBC robberies

Robberies took place Friday within 20 minutes of each other

CBC News Posted: Nov 01, 2014 9:40 AM MT Last Updated: Nov 01, 2014 9:40 AM MT

Police are asking for the public’s help in their investigation of two bank robberies that took place within 20 minutes of each other on Friday.

At about 10:40 a.m. MT, police say a man entered the North Hill Station CIBC, which is in the 2000 block of 16th Avenue N.W.

They say he approached the teller, passed her a robbery note and was given an undisclosed amount of money.

He then left the bank.

Twenty minutes later, police say there was a robbery at the Scotiabank at 2001 33rd Avenue S.W.

Once again, police say a man entered the branch and passed the teller a robbery note.

He was given an undisclosed amount of money and left the bank.

Police are not saying whether the two robberies are connected.

The suspect in the CIBC robbery is described as a black man between the ages of 20 and 25, with a dark complexion and a goatee. He was about five feet and eight or nine inches tall with a slim build, and was wearing a grey hoodie with a black baseball cap, tan pants and black and white shoes.

He also had brown sunglasses and was wearing dark-coloured fleece gloves.

He also had a noticeably low voice.

The suspect in the Scotiabank robbery is described as a black man in his mid-20s, with a dark complexion and unshaven.

He is believed to be about five feet and nine inches tall, weighing about 140-150 pounds with a slim build.

He was wearing a brown and white scarf, a grey hooded sweatshirt and tan pants, and black and white running shoes.

He was also wearing a black and white baseball cap with a logo on the front as well as dark-brown and black gloves.

Anyone with information about either of the incidents is asked to contact Calgary police at 403-428-8787 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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