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Police hope to identify and find suspects in two bank robberies

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This man is suspect in the robbery of the branch at 5745 Preston Hwy. This man is suspect in the robbery of the branch at 5745 Preston Hwy.
This man is suspect in the robbery of the branch at 1224 S. Shelby St. This man is suspect in the robbery of the branch at 1224 S. Shelby St.
The Chase Bank branch at 5745 Preston Highway in the Indian Trail Shopping Center. The Chase Bank branch at 5745 Preston Highway in the Indian Trail Shopping Center.
The Chase Bank branch at 1224 S. Shelby Street. The Chase Bank branch at 1224 S. Shelby Street.
Lt. Jennifer Coe Lt. Jennifer Coe

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police are asking for the public's help to identify suspects in the unrelated armed robberies of two branches of the same bank that happened less than 30 minutes apart Monday.

The first robbery occurred at 10:37 a.m. at the Chase branch located in the Indian Trail Shopping Center in the 5700 block of Preston Highway. Lt. Jennifer Coe of the LMPD Robbery Squad said the suspect is a white man between 45 and 50 years old, standing 5' 9" and weighing 160 pounds.

Police said the man slipped a teller a note saying he had a gun, but did not get away with any money.

The second holdup happened at 1224 S. Shelby at 11 a.m. Coe said the suspect was unshaven African-American man between the ages of 25 to 30. The man was 5' 8" and had a thin to medium build.

In this incident, police said the man also gave a teller a note saying he had a gun and was able to get cash before fleeing the scene.

Coe said the Shelby Street suspect was detained for a short time between a pair of security door, but was able to escape.

Anyone with information about either robbery or these two men is asked to call the LMPD Crime Tip Line at 574-LMPD (5673). All calls to the Crime Tip Line are anonymous.

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