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Suspect sought in Arlington, Fort Worth bank robberies

A man suspected of robbing two north Arlington banks May 9 is suspected of robbing two more Wednesday morning -- one in Arlington and another in Fort Worth.

The Compass Bank, 610 W. Randol Mill Road, was robbed about 11:15 a.m. today, and police believe the same man robbed the Guaranty Bank on Eastchase Parkway a short time earlier, said Lt. Blake Miller, police spokesman.

Witnesses told police the man displayed a handgun, took cash from a teller and fled on foot. He was described as a black male, about 5-foot-7, 150 pounds and in his mid 20s. He had short hair and was clean-shaven.

In the Fort Worth robbery Wednesday the man entered the Guaranty Bank, showed a handgun and demanded money, said Lt. Paul Henderson, Fort Worth police spokesman.

"After taking an undetermined amount of cash he left the bank," Henderson said, "and possibly drove off in a white SUV-type vehicle."

The May 9 robberies in Arlington occurred at Compass Bank, 921 W. Lamar Blvd., and Comerica Bank, 707 E. Lamar Blvd.

Anyone with information is asked to call Arlington Detective Jason Rash at 817-459-5304 or contact Safe City Commission Crime Stoppers at 817- 469-TIPS (817-469-8477) or online at www.469tips.com. All tipsters remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

An additional reward of $250 for information is also available through the Guns and Gang Busters Program through Safe City.

Fort Worth residents with information can call robbery detectives at 817-392-4370 or call Crime Stoppers, Henderson said.

Staff writer Bill Miller contributed to this story

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