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1 suspect sought for 2 Tuesday bank robberies

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police think one man is responsible for two bank robberies in North Spokane on Tuesday.

Just before 11 a.m., officers responded to the the Safeway on E. Mission for a report of a robbery at the Alaska Credit Union inside the store. A man handed a bank employee a note, indicated he had a weapon, and left with cash. 

While police were investigating, another robbery happened at the Alaska Credit Union inside the Safeway in the Shadle center. The suspect did the exact same thing at this location.

Police reviewed security video from both locations and believe the same man is responsible for both robberies.

The man looks similar to a man wanted in Utah for robbing banks inside grocery stores in the same manner. 

“The important thing is to know he has been pretty brazen. He didn't try to hide his face, didn't try to hide his description at all,” said West Jordan, Utah's Chief of Police Doug Diamond.

“He is obviously considered armed and dangerous, so anyone in the public who sees him as the Chief said, call the Department or call FBI, call 911. Do not approach him. Do not apprehend him,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge, Eric Barnhart at a press conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The FBI says that suspect is 5'10"-6'1", 50-60 years old, with grey facial hair.

The FBI won't comment on whether or not they believe the Utah suspect and the Spokane suspect are the same person.

Major Crimes Detectives are investigating.