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Similar suspect description in 2 Wells Fargo incidents


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police are investigating whether two incidents at Wells Fargo banks on Monday were connected.

A man who tried to hold up the Wells Fargo off Edgewood Avenue near Lem Turner Road left around 11 a.m. after a teller told him he could not get money without filling out a withdrawal slip, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Detectives said the man did not make any threats and did not show any weapon, and after his encounter with the teller, he walked out of the bank.

About an hour later, police reported a bank robbery at a Wells Fargo branch, this one on Philips Highway at Emerson Street.

Police said a man entered that bank, approached an employee and demanded cash. The employee complied, but it's unknown how much money was taken.

The suspect in the Philips Highway robbery is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, wearing a green jacket with hood, skull cap, dark-colored pants, shoes and sunglasses.

Police said the suspect from the first incident had a similar description.

If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

These are the first two attempted bank robberies of 2016 in Jacksonville.