UPDATE: 1:33 P.M. - Police are looking for a suspect who robbed an East 70th Street bank this morning.
Just moments after 10:00 a.m. this morning, Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to Chase Bank in the 300 block of East 70th Street relative to a robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned that a male suspect armed with a handgun entered the bank and demanded money from one of the tellers there at gunpoint. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and subsequently fled the scene. No one was injured during this robbery.
Police investigators are now asking for your help in identifying and apprehending this bank bandit. He is described as a black male about five feet nine inches to five feet 11 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing dark colored clothing, including a dark green hoodie, and his face was concealed by a black mask of some sort. Please see surveillance photos of the suspect attached to this release.
This same Chase branch was robbed back on December 16, 2010 and detectives are working at this time to determine if the robberies are connected in any way. Anyone with any information regarding this suspect's identity or whereabouts is urged to call Shreveport Police Detective John Jackson at 318-673-6955 or Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.
From Shreveport Police Department
UPDATE 11:19 A.M. - According to police officials, a single male walked into the bank wearing a dark gray hoodie and mask, demanded money from the teller, received money and left.
The bank was previously robbed on December 16 in the same fashion. However, officials do not believe the robberies to be connected.
Authorities are looking for a man that is approximately 5' 8"- 5' 9" tall, ethnicity is unknown at this time.
Tune into KMSS at 9:00 p.m. tonight to get more details.
SHREVEPORT - A Chase bank in the 300 block of 70th Street and Henderson Avenue was robbed Thursday morning.
It happened around 10:00 a.m..
This is the second time this month the bank has been robbed.
Details are unclear at this time. KMSS has a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.