Las Vegas bank twice targeted by suspects

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Las Vegas, NV, United States (4E) – A bank located west of Las Vegas, Nevada has been targeted twice Wednesday by suspects involved in fraud and robbery.

According to authorities, two men tried to cash counterfeit checks using bogus identifications about 5:15 p.m. at a bank branch inside a grocery store along W. Flamingo Road.

Metro police said the pair, who did not get any cash, left.

One suspect is described by police as a Hispanic man, 18-22 years old, 5’5″ to 5’8″, medium built, with a star tattoo on his earlobe. He was wearing a football jersey and dark cap.

The other suspect was also a Hispanic man, 18-22 years old, 5’5″ to 5’8″ with a medium build. He had a ponytail, a tattoo on his right forearm and was wearing a dark, button-up shirt and dark pants.

Around 5:54 p.m., police revealed that two suspects started a take-over robbery just as bank employees were closing.

After grabbing one employee, the suspects demanded money and fled in a silver, four-door sedan once they received cash.

Police described both hooded and masked suspects as Hispanic or black men, 18-22 years old, 5’5″ to 5’8″ with medium builds.

Police urge anyone with information on the incidents to call Metro’s Robbery Section at 702-828-3591 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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