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Man tries to rob Loop bank, another robbed minutes later

A Harris Bank branch 111 W. Monroe was robbed Tuesday morning. / phofrom FBI

A Harris Bank branch at 111 W. Monroe was robbed Tuesday morning. / photo from FBI

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Updated: September 24, 2013 3:48PM

A Loop bank was robbed Tuesday morning, minutes after the same man may have tried to rob another bank just a block away, authorities said.

A man entered the Harris Bank branch at 111 W. Monroe St. about 9:47 a.m., approached a teller and implied he had a weapon, authorities said.

He left with an unknown amount of cash and fled on foot southbound on LaSalle, police said. No one is in custody.

About 15 minutes earlier, a “suspicious” man entered a PNC Bank branch at 55 W. Monroe, but fled after he was approached by bank personnel, authorities said.

The robber is described as a 5-foot-9 black man in his late 50s or early 60s with brown eyes, according to the FBI. He was wearing a blue button-down shirt with a white shirt underneath and a ball cap.

Police and the FBI are investigating.

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