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Bank robbery suspect sought

Local and federal officials are looking for a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery Thursday in Charlotte's South End.

The suspect robbed a Wachovia bank branch, about 1:30 p.m., in the 1600 block of South Boulevard.

Authorities say a suspect entered the bank and handed a note to a teller, saying the man had a gun. In the note, the suspect threatened to kill the teller if she included a dye pack with the money. Dye packs are used occasionally by bank tellers in robberies. The packs are set to explode after the robber leaves the bank with money.

The suspect ran off, police say.

He is described as a black male, about 35 to 45 years old. He was 6 feet 2 or 6-3 and rather thin, weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. Authorities say he was very dark-skinned and was either bald or had closely cut hair. The suspect was wearing a long white T-shirt, long dark shorts, and dark shoes. He had a scar, about 2 to 3 inches long, on his left cheek.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.

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