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Help sought in finding bank robber

Investigators are looking for this man in connection with two robberies.

FBI

Investigators are looking for this man in connection with two robberies.

The FBI is asking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of robbing two banks, in Braintree and Milton, within the last three weeks.

FBI

Authorities believe the same man robbed two banks.

According to the FBI’s Boston office, the same man is believed to have robbed a Century Bank branch in Braintree on July 28, and then robbed Citizens Bank branch in Milton a few weeks later on Aug. 11.

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The Braintree bank’s surveillance cameras caught images on July 28 of a black man with a medium build handing a piece of paper to the teller, the FBI said in a statement. Authorities said he was wearing dark glasses, a hat, and a long sleeve button-up.

After being handed cash, the man fled from the bank, the FBI said.

The Milton bank’s surveillance cameras also caught images of a similar-looking person Aug. 11. According to the FBI, this time the suspect entered the bank at 420 Granite Ave. in Milton, handed a note to the teller demanding money, and “gestured to his waist, as if to reach for a weapon.”

The suspect then fled the bank in a red SUV with an undisclosed amount of money in hand, the FBI said. The vehicle was last seen driving onto Interstate 93 north.

No weapons were displayed during either of the robberies. However officials are considering the suspect “armed and dangerous,” the FBI said.

The Boston FBI, State Police, and local police departments are currently searching for the suspect.

The FBI has posted a wanted poster and the bank surveillance photos of the suspect at http://bankrobbers.fbi.gov.

Authorities are asking anyone with information regarding the robberies to call the Boston FBI at 617-742-5533, Braintree police at 781-794-8600 or Milton police at 617-698-3800.

Trisha Thadani can be reached at trisha.thadani@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @TrishaThadani.
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