Authorities are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspects in robberies at two Charlotte banks in two days.
Around 1:45 p.m. Monday, a man entered the BB&T branch on West Arbors Drive, just off West Mallard Creek Church Road between Interstate 85 and Mallard Creek Road. He didn’t show a weapon, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Surveillance photos released by the FBI show the man reaching over the teller’s counter with his hands apparently in a bag. Another shows him leaving the bank with the bag in hand.
The FBI said the suspect was described as a bald black man who wore dark pants and a black and white plaid collared shirt.
Then, around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a Wells Fargo branch in northwest Charlotte was robbed by a man who pulled a gun from his waistband after he walked into the bank, authorities said.
Tuesday’s robber was described as a black man who wore a blue hat, a white striped shirt and dark shorts, the FBI said. Surveillance footage shows him entering the bank, apparently reaching into his waistband.
That bank, located on Couloak Drive off Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, was also robbed at gunpoint on July 26, but authorities didn’t say whether they believe the crimes are connected.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or FBI Charlotte at 704-672-6100.