Man accused of robbing same bank twice

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man accused of robbing the same bank twice in February.

According to investigators, the first robbery happened on February 13 at 11:30am at the Huntington Bank at 4975 West Broad Street.

A man approached an employee and handed her a note that demanded money, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The employee gave the man an undisclosed about of money in an envelope.

The man was last seen running towards Oxley Avenue.

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On February 25, detectives say the man returned to the same bank and tried the same thing, but this time the employee refused to give him any money.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s standing between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark hat, hooded sweatshirt, sweatpants and aviator sunglasses.

Sheriff Zach Scott states, “We need help from the public to identify this suspect. If anyone has information or knows his identity, they are asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at (614) 525-3351.”

The Huntington Bank is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

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