Cleveland FBI Search For 2 Bank Robbers

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CLEVELAND, Ohio—The Cleveland bureau of the FBI is asking for your help in tracking down two men responsible for robbing two local banks on Tuesday, December 6.

Special Agent Scott Wilson told Fox 8 News it's typical to see an increase in bank robberies this time of year. "We always have these spikes, and we'll do our best to get these folks arrested as quickly as possible," said Wilson.

Wilson said one suspect walked into Huntington Bank on Green Road in South Euclid around 6:30 Tuesday night, waving a gun and demanding money.

"(He) was very, pretty much violent in the bank, pointing the gun at the bank tellers, demanding money," said Wilson.

The suspect appeared to be in his 30s wearing a blue-hooded sweatshirt and blue scrubs -- like those worn in the medical profession. He got away, running north on Green Road.

"We do know he got a dye pack, so he might have dye stains on his body or on his clothing," said Wilson.

Wilson said the suspect may also smell badly because tear gas was included with the dye pack.

The second suspect walked into the PNC Bank in Shaker Towne Center in Shaker Heights on Tuesday, where he passed a demand note to a teller. He appeared to be in his late 20s and was wearing a black-hooded coat. Wilson said it was the second time in two weeks the suspect hit the same bank.

"We certainly want anybody out there that has any information regarding these two bank robberies to give us a call, there is reward money," said Wilson.

Wilson cautions the public not to feel sorry for the suspects. Wilson said the spike in bank robberies at the holiday season isn't motivated by the need to pay for gifts, but rather a place to stay, drugs, alcohol, or gambling.

Wilson said the FBI is offering reward money, although, he wouldn't say how much. Huntington Bank is offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.