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FBI: Tues. bank robbery may be work of a serial robber

By St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis – The St. Louis office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation says one robber may be responsible for three of the city's latest bank robberies.

According to the FBI, just after 9:30 Tuesday morning, a man entered the Bank of America branch at Gravois and Kingshighway and handed the teller a note demanding cash. The note stated the robber had a gun, which was never displayed.

The use of a demand note and witness descriptions match two other robberies in the area, the FBI said. The robber is described as a black man in his 40s, between 5'10" and 6'0", weighing 220-240 pounds. In the most recent robbery, the suspect was unshaven and wearing a tan baseball cap, sunglasses with large lenses, a white T-shirt and knee-length dark pants.

The city has seen 30 bank robberies this year, said FBI spokeswoman Rebecca Wu. The bureau investigated 69 robberies last year. There were a record 77 robberies in 2007.